Watermelon shell is the rough ,outer layer of watermelon and is typically green on the exterior , fading to pale white inside . The shell is decidedly harder and less juicy than the fruit it protects ,but contrary to what many people think , it is completely edible . However , simply chomping down on the watermelon shell may not be the tastiest or most effective way to enjoy this part of the fruit.
The shell contain a large percentage of the nutrients within the entire fruit ,yet most people simply throw the shells into the garbage without second thought . Not only watermelon contain all the same nutrients as is found in the juicy fruit , but even higher concentration of certain minerals , vitamins and active ingredients . It contains high concentration of vitamins A, C and B6 , potassium and zinc .
The most notable health benefits of watermelon shell include its ability to improve the appearance of the skin , strengthen the immune system , lower blood pressure , aid in weight loss and ensure a safe pregnancy.