We have to admit that everyone probably loves watermelons. They’re very rich in numerous vitamins and minerals but also water. We need all of these to stay healthy. But, only a few people probably know how rich watermelon shell is.
The white, hard and tasteless part of the peel is actually healthier than the watermelon’s own flesh. Next time you buy a watermelon, don’t throw it away and here we’re going to present you why! Some countries of the world like for example South Asia and the United States use this part of the watermelon in their salads.
The watermelon shell is abundant in vitamins A, B6 and C, but also magnesium, zinc and potassium. All of these vitamins and minerals will improve your organism and your body will work much better. You’ll be full of energy! The shell also contains lycopene which is a very powerful and effective antioxidant that can protect you from numerous diseases. According to some researches, even 95% of the nutritional value of the watermelon is in its shell.
This part of the fruit also contains citrulline which is an essential amino acid that we need for muscle health. Citrulline can give you muscle mass quickly. If you use more watermelon shells, you’ll also improve your libido and stimulate the process of weight loss because of the fiber it contains.
Citrulline also reduces anxiety and you’ll feel satisfied for longer.
This substance possesses various diuretic properties and eliminates the excess of fluids from the body. Your whole immune system will be improved.
Chop it into small pieces and add it into salads. It’s excellent when it’s combined with turkey breast or tuna. You can also prepare an infusion using watermelon shells and drink it twice a day!