April 15, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
I had a different post in mind today but after seeing how many people have found my site because they searched “moldy juicer” or “moldy blender” I decided to focus on this topic instead and other concerns readers have had.
Please give your machines a good cleaning. Use lemon juice, warm water, baking soda, really scrub at it and possibly soak. Something I like to do that I frequently do with my clothing is soak something in lemon juice and warm water in a bucket and put it outside in the sun.
Do not use bleach! Please please please! I do not recommend ever putting parts in a dish washer either. This typically destroys blades and wears down parts quickly.
Mold is a serious problem, it is worth being concerned about. You will be ingesting mold.
Several people have shown concerns about juicing rinds citrus and watermelon specifically. Please buy organic whenever possible and if you want to juice the rind def use organic. For my body, juicing with the rind is very cleansing and detoxing. Citrus rind and pith adds a bitterness that can be sour like too. So keep this in mind 🙂
Here is a great article buy one of my favorite sites, “Citrus peel extract shown to reduce insulin resistance; may help diabetics, says research.”
Limes and lemons are very cleansing and can make for a great on the go hand sanitizer and mouth wash.
The peel contains more than four times as much fiber as the fruit inside, and more tangeretin and nobiletin. These are flavonoids with anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. These nutrients may even reduce harmful LDL cholesterol.
Watermelon rinds are fantastic to pickle, blend or juice. It’s still food, do not throw it away! It isn’t “loaded” with nutrients but it still has some nutritional value. One serving provides 2% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 1% of the vitamin B-6 your body requires every day. This makes watermelon rind good for your skin and immunity, as well as the health of your nervous system.
Something rather unique about watermelon rind is that it contains a compound known as citrulline. In an issue by the, “Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture” studies suggest that the citrulline in watermelon rinds gives it antioxidant effects that protect us from free-radical damage. Citrulline converts to arginine, an amino acid vital to the heart, circulatory system and immune system, says researchers from Texas A&M’s Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center. These researchers speculate that watermelon rind may dilate blood vessels, improving circulation, and have a role in treating erectile dysfunction. In Science Daily they also mention this finding.
Watermelon rind is helpful with battling acne too.
The rind contains smaller amounts of; Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc.
Now how to actually get this all in your tummy box with it tasting good?
Blend or juice watermelon rind with watermelon, lime and may be mint. Here is a recipe where I blend watermelon with rind, lime and jalapeno.
Pickle the rind
Add zest to foods, smoothies and chocolate:D
Add citrus or watermelon rinds to smoothies or juices
I hope this clears any questions people may have. Thank you all for taking the time to stop by. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉