Watermelons, especially cold ones, are best eaten when the weather is hot like the summer that is just around the corner. The water content that contained a lot in the flesh can eliminate thirst continue reading. Usually, we only eat the red part and throw away the white part. In fact, that particular part is highly nutritious. From now on, make it a habit to eat watermelons until the remaining green skin remains. Because according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Citrulline amino acids are found mostly in the skin of watermelons compared to other parts. According to Web MD, citrulline is converted into an amino acid arginine as a precursor of nitric oxide. These compounds help dilate blood vessels, such as how Viagra works and other cardiovascular drugs. It is known that the nitric oxide could help treat many diseases like hypertension, diabetes or insomnia.
So to get all the goodness of nitric oxide, it is suggested to eat watermelons until the white part except the outer skin. Or, as suggested by British chef Aldo Zilli via the Daily Mail, peel the watermelon green skin and put in the blender the white with watermelon red flesh and put some lime juice then it could be delicious and nutritious juice! Alternatively, thinly slice the white part of the watermelon and mix it with a few tablespoons of sugar and a piece of butter in the pan. Cook until the sugar starts bubbling, thickening, and browning. Make sure not to burn the sugar or the ingredients. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
According to Grow This, watermelon skins in China and Thailand are usually sauteed with other ingredients such as salted pork, ginger, and soy sauce. It can also be made into pickles, such as those that are already popular in both countries, southern America, Russia, and Japan. Even in Iraq, watermelon skin is processed into thick jam.