Fermented Watermelon Rinds
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Gut Health
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Probiotic-rich watermelon rinds that contain beneficial amino acids for overall health.
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 12 oz or 3-ish cups watermelon rind, green part peeled. Leave a little of the red flesh.
  • 6-7 large or 12-13 small mint leaves
  1. Make a brine by bringing the water to boil and dissolve the salt. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Mix the cut melon pieces with mint and pack into a quart-size, wide mouth mason jar.
  3. Pour the brine over.
  4. Note: The amount of brine will not cover the ingredients. The brine will draw out quite a bit of liquid from the melon, so within 24 hours, there should be enough to cover the top of the ingredients by about one inch. If there isn't sufficient liquid after 24 hours, add in more brine.
  5. Place your Kraut Source lid on according to directions.
  6. Place your ferment in a cool spot in your kitchen, away from direct sunlight and allow to ferment for 7 - 10 days.
Recipe by Mary Vance, NC at https://www.maryvancenc.com/superstar-recipe-fermented-watermelon-rinds/