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Traditional Chinese culture tries to use every part of  the plant or fruit recognising that they all contribute  to our nutrition. Watermelon rind (the white part of  the peel) has a bland flavour with a nice crunch -­‐ like  cucumber or celery. It has cooling properties, so is  perfect to add to your salad or stir fry dishes during  summer. It contains citrulline, a powerful anti-­‐ oxidant, and it converts to arginine, essential for  healthy heart, circulatory and immune systems.  Watermelon rind is also used for teething babies, as its cooling properties help to soothe their gums, and provides resistance for babies to chew on.

Watermelon peel (the tougher outer green part) is  traditionally used to treat heatstroke.

Watermelon rind salad relieves the effects of damp heat, fatigue,  sore throat, insomnia, urinary difficulties, and  indigestion.

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Watermelon Rind Salad
Watermelon Rind Salad
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Ingredients
Watermelon Rind Salad
Instructions
  1. Combine dressing ingredients. Stir to dissolve sugar. Adjust to taste if needed.
  2. Arrange salad ingredients except nuts. Pour over dressing. Toss salad. (N.B. Watermelon rind may be lightly stir fried in olive oil to intensify the flavour and remove some of the ‘crunch’ if preferred)
  3. Sprinkle peanuts or cashews on top
  4. Enjoy!
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