Watermelon Peels Preserve

Make good use of those watermelon peels that we usually throw away after eating the watermelon. You can turn it into watermelon peels preserve that can be a good snack or dessert.


Watermelon peels
1 tablespoonful of lime to a liter of water

How to make Watermelon Peels Preserve

  • Pare the watermelon and slice crosswise to about 1/3 inch thick.
  • Remove the central part but leave some red portions.
  • Soak in lime water (one tablespoonful of lime to a liter of water) overnight. Wash and blanch for 10 minutes.
  • Cook in syrup made up of two parts sugar to one part water for 30 minutes. Soak overnight.
  • Boil the syrup without the watermelon slices until thick enough.
  • Pack watermelon slices into 12-ounces preserving jars.
  • Pour syrup and remove air bubbles.
  • Half-seal and sterilize jars for 25 minutes in boiling water.
  • Seal completely.

COOKING AND HEALTH TIPS: The coolest thirst quencher, watermelon is composed of 92% water and is packed with a giant dose of glutathione that helps boosts our immune system. It is also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin C and Potassium.

Watermelon Peels Preserve