Ridge Gourd Jaipur Long Seeds for Home Garden
Ridge gourd is a popular vegetable used in Indian cooking. It comes in two variants – one with a smooth surface and the other with a ridged surface. It goes by various names like “Turai” in Hindi, “Jhinge” in Bengali, “Beerakaya” in Telugu and “Peerkangaai” in Tamil. It is a green fleshy vegetable having an inherently bland taste. Ridge gourd has many health benefits. It is rich in essential components like dietary fibre, water content, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6. It is naturally low in calorie content, unhealthy saturated fats and cholesterol. Furthermore, it is rich in antioxidants and alkaloid compounds, which regulate metabolism and eliminate toxins from the body.100% Organic and Eco-friendly packed. Cultivate your own farm in your home and be healthy.
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The ridge gourd thrives in tropical and sub-tropical environments, being indigenous to Asian countries like China, India, Nepal, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The bushy plants grow up to 9m in height, with angled, branching stems and dark green, shiny leaves. The plant bears yellow flowers in summer. Upon developing, the edible ridge gourd fruits (consumed as the vegetable) are long, with an outer green skin and white flesh in the interior and hold black seeds in the center. Ridge gourds are laden with nutrients, like any other vegetable belonging to the Cucurbitaceae or gourd family, such as the snake gourd.
Nutritive Value Of Ridge gourd :
Overview of the nutrients found in 1 cup(100 gms),
- Protein: 1.86 grams
- Fiber: 2.5 grams
- Fat: 0.21 grams
- Carbohydrate: 4.4 grams
- Calcium: 77 mg
- Magnesium: 36 mg
- Potassium: 134 mg
- Copper: 0.085 mg
- Iron: 0.28 mg
- Phosphorus: 32 mg
- Thiamin: 0.131 mg
- Folate: 46 mcg
- Niacin: 0.866 mg
Health Benefits of Ridge gourd :
The significant amounts of vitamin A in ridge gourd, in the form of beta carotene, contribute to improving eyesight even at an older age. They also aid in preventing macular degeneration, partial blindness, and other eye ailments. Being a valuable antioxidant, beta carotene rids the optic nerves and visual blood vessels of toxins, thereby shielding the eyes from harmful free radicals.
Having profuse quantities of iron, eating ridge gourd regularly with meals helps to cure anemia, caused due to iron deficiency. Also, ridge gourd is plentiful in vitamin B6, which plays a key role in the proper synthesis of red blood cells in the body along with iron. Thus, it regulates blood flow to all organs in the body, alleviating symptoms of pain and fatigue.
Promotes Weight Loss:
Ridge gourd is inherently low in calories and possesses negligible concentrations of saturated fats and cholesterol. This, in turn, helps to digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in food promptly upon ingestion and also averts the excess accumulation of fats in body tissues. Moreover, insulin-like peptides and alkaloids in ridge gourd help control blood sugar levels, hence maintaining body weight and metabolism in diabetics.
A vegetable of the gourd family, the ridge gourd comprises copious volumes of water. In addition, the flesh of ridge gourd is abundant in cellulose, a natural dietary fiber. Therefore, consuming ridge gourd in dals or fries, or simply drinking a glass of ridge gourd juice sweetened with some honey instantly provides relief from constipation, besides restoring normal bowel movement and digestion.
Protects Liver Function:
Ridge gourd is bestowed with the ability to purify the blood of toxic wastes, alcohol residues, and undigested food particles. Hence it plays a crucial part in augmenting liver health and bile function. Bile is a fluid secretion of the liver, which helps break down lipids or fats. It also effectively treats jaundice and other infections arising in the hepatic duct.
- It is 100% Organic & hence friendly to nature.
- The best organic supplement for home gardening is free from all types of pesticides.
- It is produced by composting all sorts of organic matter.
For example- food waste, dairy waste, plant waste like leaves, straw, husk & poultry litter like cow dung, etc.,
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- “ABONO” is on a mission to make our earth a better place to live in.
- We encourage people to grow their own food & increase green cover by making space for natural live plants at our homes or offices for a healthier and happier life.
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