Grated crust can replace cabbage in salads.
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Watermelon can help with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. This fruit is a natural source of citrulline, an amino acid that the body converts into arginine. Arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which opens the blood vessels more, what increases blood flow to the penis and improves erections.
Studies reveal that the Watermelon rind has higher concentrations of citrulline than the meat of the fruit.
That part that you probably discard after eating the juicy red meat is edible. Less waste, more benefits.
In addition to amino acids like citrulline, watermelon rind also has magnesium potassium and brings fiber which can improve your intestinal health, among other positive effects on your body.
How to eat the crust
We give you some ideas in which you can enjoy the fresh bark and without cooking it:
Add to juices or smoothies
Grated rind can be used in place of cabbage. The salad is sweeter and is perfect for the summer.
Pickled sauce with jalapeño
The peel, onion, and jalapeño are pickled along with the spices, oil, and lemon juice for an hour before serving.
You need: 2 cups chopped pickled watermelon rind, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 tablespoons chopped onion, 1 diced jalapeño pepper, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/4 teaspoon of powder.
Stir the ingredients in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool for a full hour before serving.
You need: 2 cups diced watermelon, 1 cup chopped watermelon rind, 1 small red onion, chopped, 1 large seedless tomato, 1 chopped jalapeño pepper, 5 fresh basil leaves, 1 garlic clove, 1 tablespoon of vinegar apple, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of paprika and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.
Blend until pureed, serve and decorate watermelon and basil cubes.
Ideas in which crust requires cooking:
Use the white part to make a sweet jam, it’s perfect for bread toast and desserts.
Do not forget wash the peel very well before using to remove any pesticide residue.
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