Try These 3 Watermelon Rind Recipes
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Summer is the season for watermelons. Summer is so much better and manageable due to watermelons in our diet, whether we're biting into the pulpy watermelon flesh or crushing it to make cold and delicious watermelon juice. But, as we delve into the luscious brilliant reddish-pink fruit, do we ever consider how we are wasting a large portion of the fruit by simply throwing it away? All of that watermelon rind that ends up in our garbage is actually incredibly nutritious and healthy, as well as tasty. For goodness sakes, watermelon is high in fiber, which improves weight loss and keeps the digestive tract functioning smoothly. So, let's offer our favorite summer fruit a better fate and put it to good use. You probably didn't realize it, but the watermelon's outer layer isn't useless; it can be eaten as well. Surprised? We were as surprised as you were when we discovered out!  

Watermelon Rind Chutney 

This chutney recipe is similar to a jam recipe, but it has a more spicy and acidic flavor. Take 3-4 cups watermelon rind, with green skin removed and sliced or chopped into small pieces, 1 cup sugar, ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, and some grated ginger. Combine all of the ingredients in a cooker or a skillet and cook for at least 3-4 hours until everything starts to combine. If you want to make it spicier, you can add red chili powder. After the chutney has come together, you can keep it the same consistency or combine it into a paste. 

 

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