Ridge gourd (pirkangankai)

Horticorp Trivandrum Unit

Ridge gourd or sponge gourd is a pan-Indian vegetable. It is a ridged and dark green vegetable with white pulp inside. Though it is hard outwardly, it is a softie inside. It is a dark green, ridged and tapering pretty vegetable. It has white pulp with white seeds embedded in spongy flesh. Ridge Gourd also contains Vitamin C for keeping away colds, B Vitamins for good mood and vitality, zinc for strengthening our immune system, iron for anemia, manganese and magnesium for enzyme production and immunity, plus calcium and phosphorus for strong bones. Ridge gourd is extremely rich in dietary fibre. It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and calories that aids in weight loss. Ridge gourd contains good amount of cellulose and high in water content that helps to relieve from constipation. It contains insulin like peptides and alkaloids that helps to reduce the sugar levels in the blood and urine. It is high in beta-carotene which is good for enhancing eye sight.

Vegetables
Rs. 15 /250gm







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