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Watermelon rind: How to perfectly cut and use

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Watermelon rind are healthy glutenfree ingredient for summer snacks. Easy and quick visual guidance to remove the rind, cut them into cubes. Watermelon rinds are high in vitamin A, C with other vitamins. They are good source of fiber. So reconsider trashing the leftover rinds, after you cut a watermelon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Healthy
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cooking techniques, Glutenfree, Healthy, How to, Kitchen hacks, leftover, Watermelon
Author: Pavithra M Adiga


  • Knife
  • Cutting board


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Watermelon


  • Select good quality watermelon, wash and clean watermelon to remove any dust.
    Watermelon rind cutting
  • Take a steady wooden cutting board, cut the watermelon into half along its equator.
    Watermelon rind cutting
  • Next step is to take one half, trim ½ inch tip of watermelon. Cut one half into two again.
    Watermelon rind cutting
  • Keep the broader cut surface of watermelon facing the cutting board. Cut slices of watermelon from passing the knife from top edge to broad bottom surface.
    Watermelon rind cutting
  • Cut down the entire watermelon in the same way as mentioned above.
  • Next is to remove the rind from the flesh. Hold the triangular slices in hand and carefully run the knife between the pink flesh and outer white rind. This separates the rind from the fruit.
    Watermelon rind cutting
  • In this way separate all the rind from the watermelon slices and keep them together.
  • Next step would be to peel the outer dark green skin from the white rind.
  • Take each rind slices, keep them vertical on the sides and carefully separate the green skin.
    Watermelon rind cutting
  • This way you can remove all the green skin from rind and discard the green peel.
    Watermelon rind cutting
  • Eat the inner sweet red fruit and chop the white rind into small pieces and use them as required in cooking various healthy dishes.
    Watermelon rind cutting




Use good quality watermelon
Use sharp sturdy knife with a steady cutting board.
Be gentle and careful while separating the white rind from dark green skin.</p>
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