Watermelon Rind Nutrition And Pregnancy

A recently published 2009 article on watermelon rind has again highlighted it's nutritional value. Apparently research was done on consuming watermelon rind while pregnant, and the results have finally confirmed it's a great way for expecting mothers to stock up on vital and important vitamins and minerals. With the steady flow of published research on watermelon rind recently, the fruit is slowly working it's out of the traditional backyard BBQ trash bin, to becoming a leading health food. Recipes using watermelon rind are popping up all over the internet, magazines, and television, as watermelon rind fever hits the United States. It's likely the world will never look at watermelon rind the same, in fact people might even start skipping out on the watermelon flesh, and instead opting for the low calorie nutrient rich rind instead.
New studies have again confirmed that watermelon rind is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Magnesium, and Potassium. The great thing about all of these nutrients, is that they can be consumed in as little as a fifty calorie serving of fresh rind. As we mentioned in other areas of our website, you can up the level of vitamins and minerals in your watermelon by simply selecting the yellow flesh variety. The golden rule can be taken quite literally in this case, as you should aim to purchase the most golden or yellow watermelon you can find. The more yellow, the more nutritious. It is however important not to confuse a yellow watermelon with a rotten or unripe fruit. If you have any questions about the variety at your local supermarket, then be sure to ask a clerk before purchasing it.
Back on the topic of pregnant women and watermelon rind. For pregnant women, the benefits of watermelon rind go beyond just vitamins and minerals. The rind has also been proven to reduce heart burn or acid reflux, reduce swelling, and it's natural sugars can even alleviate morning sickness and dehydration. For pregnant women in their third trimester, consuming watermelon rind can also reduce muscle cramps, as the amino acid citrulline contained in the fruit will trigger a safe chemical reaction in your blood that relaxes your blood vessels. So if you are pregnant, make sure you eat some watermelon rind from time to time. Pound for pound, the rind is more nutritious than tomatoes, and it contains more lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against cancer and cardiovascular disease, it also boosts the immune system. Be sure to consult with your doctor beforehand, just to make sure you don't have any rind based allergies.
In this article section of our website, we will be publishing all of the latest news and information about watermelon rind. Several United States based universities are currently doing extensive research on the fruit, so we expect much more new and fascinating research to be published soon. If you have any questions about this article, please don't hesitate to email us. We would like to thank you again for visiting our website, please don't forget to bookmark us so you can come back and visit us again in the future. We would also like to encourage you to check out our extensive watermelon rind based recipe section. Our recipe database has grown to become the largest watermelon rind based recipe collection in the English speaking world. Feel free to submit any of your own watermelon rind based recipes if you have them, as we regularly publish user submitted content.