The most concentrated nutrients are within the peels, cores and stems of fruits and veggies, all parts of the fruit or vege that you normally wouldn’t think twice about throwing away. Here are some ways you can start getting the most out of your organic produce. They do require some prepping but it’s worth it!
It may not seem too exciting but it’s a great way to boost your vitamin C, fiber, potassium and vitamin B-6. Research by the Agricultural Research Service discovered that watermelon rinds contain citrulline which creates arginine, an amino acid that makes proteins for your body. It also helps the relaxation of your blood vessels. The extract is currently studied as a possible treatment for heart and blood conditions. It’s also low in calories so you can use it in stir-fries, salads and soups without exceeding your calorie-intake. Here’s a recipe for Thai Stir-fried Watermelon Rind with Salted Pork for sustainable cooking.