Many Filipinos refer to the muskmelon simply as “melon.”  Flesh and juice from the muskmelon fruit are popular ingredients for a variety of refreshments and desserts.  The rinds are usually discarded.  But we can make something out of it.  we can use it to make melon rind preserves.

Ingredients: 

6 cups melon rinds

Lime water

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

Lemon juice

Procedure:

1.   Soak small pieces of melon rinds in lime water for 3 hours.

2.   Dispose of lime water after soaking and rinse rinds with fresh water several times.

3.   Boil rinds in water for 30 minutes or until tender.

4.   Prepare syrup using 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water with a little amount of lemon juice.

5.   Boil rinds in syrup for an hour.

6.   Continue cooking until rinds are transparent and the syrup is thick.  Flavoring may be added.

Source:  Agriscope