ISSN 2285-1364, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5521, ISSN ONLINE 2285-1372, ISSN-L 2285-1364


Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XXIII
Written by Indira GALIT, Alexandru Cristian GROSU, Narcisa BĂBEANU, Ovidiu POPA

The watermelon is a fruit used on a large scale in human nutrition. Cucurbitceae species are a source of many nutrients such as protein,minerals, lipids as well as ingredients for medicine. The main non-edible parts are the seeds and the rind that make them agro-wastes. Watermelon seeds and rind may represent an appropiate tool for the treatment of various diseases in those countries that use a more classical therapeutic approach. In this article is made a brief analysis of the ways to recover the resulted wastes from the cultivation of watermelon. The most promising directions are obtaining the bioactive compounds, biofertilizers and biogas.

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