par Huiqin Wang
University of Manitoba
Concerned if taking too much sugar from watermelon?
Wonder what to do with the left-over (the rind)?
The rind is totally edible and nutritious, and contains fiber and a high dose of L-citruline – an amino acid – which helps dilate blood vessels and improve blood circulation. So, peel the green skin off and keep the rind, cut into stripes, and dip into your favorite sauce or use it as a cucumber substitute for your favorite dishes.