Ash gourd (vellai pusani)

Horticorp Trivandrum Unit

Ash Gourd is green pumpkin. It is also known as winter melon. An incredibly versatile vegetable, ash gourd is widely available throughout India. The color of ash gourd can vary between dark green to a pale gray. Mature gourds are coated in a distinctive white ash. The shape of the gourd can also vary between round and oblong. The taste of ash gourd is very mild, like a cucumber. Ash gourd is rich in vitamin B and C. It has many active principles with antioxidant effects. It is good for our gastrointestinal system. Ash gourd is an alkaline producing food. If your body is acidic, ash gourd can make it neutral or slightly alkaline, which is good for health. Ash gourd can kill tapeworms. External application of the pulp of ash gourd can heal burn wounds. Ash gourd is good for combating general debility and treats mental disorders by stabilzing nerve cells.

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Rs. 15.5 /250gm







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