Do you feel bad when you throw watermelon scraps? I do feel bad actually as I eat melons almost every day these days and the amount of waste is too much even if it ends up in bio waste and recycled in a way. I researched what I could do with this watermelon scrap and I found so many recipes using this watermelon white rind and even the very outer peel part. Basically, for the white rind, you can cook with it almost every recipe using radish or cucumber. Just think this white part of watermelon as radish or cucumber, from salad to the main dish such as curry, it can be a great ingredient for many delicious dishes. Not only for eating, you can do many things for your beauty care. Here is the list of recipes you can use this watermelon scrap and share my own tries, watermelon pickle and mouth washer.

 

what can we do with watermelon scraps

 

How to Make Pickled Watermelon

 

step by step to make pickled watermelon white rind

 

How to Make Watermelon Peel Mouth Washer

 

step by step to make watermelon scrap mouth washer

 

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Uses of Watermelon Scraps

The best summer fruit, watermelon, it releases heat and thirst. In addition, watermelon is good for the recovery of fatigue, rich in vitamin C, also prevents body swelling, and has a skin whitening effect. But what do you do with watermelon rind after eating a watermelon? There are many ways to utilise watermelon peels, such as eating as raw, roasting, stir-frying, drying. Not only a lot of uses but also the best in taste.  

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Creative Cuisine, Korean
Author: JoJo
Ingredients
  • Watermelon white rind
  • Watermelon outer peel
Instructions
Watermelon white rind salad (Korean style)
  1. Julienne the white rind and salt it.

  2. Squeeze the water out of the salted rind.

  3. Add Korean salad dressing.

Pickled watermelon white rind
  1. Cut the white rind in cubes shape.

  2. Boil vinegar: sugar: water (1:1:2) and pour into it.

  3. Let it cool and serve as a side dish.

Stir-fried watermelon white rind (Korean style)
  1. Julienne the white rind and salt it.

  2. Squeeze the water out of the salted rind.

  3. Stir-fry them with veggie oil.

  4. After few mins, add finely chopped garlic and spring onion.

  5. Finish up with drops of sesame oil.

Kimchi made of watermelon white rind
  1. Julienne the white rind and salt it.

  2. Squeeze the water out of the salted rind.

  3. Mix with Kimchi dressing (garlic, fish sauce, chilli powder/flake) and a bit of honey/sugar.

  4. Preserve it overnight and serve as a side dish. 

Watermelon white rind tea
  1. You can use fresh white rind or dried one (dry in the sun for few days).

  2. Add 10g of dried white rind or 30g of fresh one into 300ml water.

  3. Boil the water and leave for 10-15mins and drink.

Massage cream made of watermelon white rind
  1. Prepare 1 tbsp honey and 1tbsp flour.

  2. Blend white rind and add honey and flour.

  3. Wash face first and cover the face with this cream except around eyes and mouth.

  4. After 15-20mins later, wash them off.

  5. It’s more effective to calm down the skin after the sunburn. 

Watermelon peel mouth washer
  1. Boil the outer part of watermelon in the water for 30mins.

  2. Cool it and keep the water in a bottle and use it before or after brushing teeth.

Recipe Notes

You can create something your own. There is no rule, just be creative!

 

pickled watermelon white rind from scraps

 

Behind the Kitchen

From the research, I found out that keeping and eating watermelon rind instead of throwing is good for the green environment but also very good for our health. As you might know that watermelon is extremely healthy fruit especially in Summer because it is perfect for supplementing enough water in the body and removing toxins at the same time. Then what is the most prominent benefits provided by the watermelon rind?

  1. Anti-aging
    The peel of the watermelon is making very good antioxidants which are vitamins A, C, and lycopene. You can eat watermelon rind or directly apply to the skin to achieve this anti-aging effect. But the powerful way is eating the white rind of the watermelon, add rind when you make fruit smoothie or juice.
  2. Ideal cleanser
    The watermelon rind has a converging component for cleaning skin. This removes impurities from the skin so just massage with this on the face. You can make massage cream with honey for sensitive skin.
  3. Promote blood circulation
    There is beneficial nutrient called citrulline which helps to optimise arginine levels. This is an organic ingredient which you can find in watermelon rind prevent blood circulation problem.
  4. Good sleep helper
    The watermelon rind improves the quality of sleep and helps to sleep for a longer time and ensures better sleep.
  5. Bring energy
    As it’s so perfect for good sleep and allows you to start your day energetically at the same time. The watermelon rind provides vitamin B6 which is essential for the synthesis of magnesium and dopamine. Both are ideal for starting the day with full of energy.
  6. Remove fat
    The watermelon rind promotes the removal of fat and it’s ideal for maintaining body shape.

Isn’t it surprising? I never gonna throw this rich healthy bark ever.

 

Tips for Being Green

+ You can also eat watermelon seeds as it is instead of spitting or roast them and eat as a light snack. Apparently, there are lots of health benefit in the seeds as well as other parts of watermelon. Check out 20 Best Benefits of Watermelon Seeds For Skin, Hair, And Health by Saba.