11 Nutritious Reasons to Eat Food Scraps

It’s not trash—it’s dinner!

By Emily Main


Watermelon RindsWatermelon Seeds and Rinds

If you’re patient enough to pick out all the seeds from your next watermelon, you can salt and roast them, just as you would pumpkin and squash seeds. And although pickled watermelon rind is the most well-known way to keep that out of the trash, you can also peel the hard green exterior and slice the green flesh underneath. It tastes similar to cucumber.

Try it: Pickled Watermelon Rind with Cinnamon and Clove

Learn More: Grow Sweet Juicy Watermelon.

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