5 Most Popular Gourd Vegetables Grown In India
By: Pinki Fri, 17 May 2019 1:44 PM
Vegetables are collectively known as edible plant, leaves, flowers and stems and roots, consumed by humans and main source of nutrition, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals.Vegetables in India can be eaten raw or cooked, Here is the list of most popular and common gourd vegetables available in India.
* Sponge Gourd
Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) is the most popular species of Luffa Vegetables, Ribbed gourd being another and eaten fried or cooked with chickpea or dried peanuts or with beans.Torai or gilki from an annual vine occasionally grown as an ornamental plant and dried loofah are usually used for bath scrubbing and as sponge in kitchens.
* Bottle Gourd
Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) known by many other names, such as lauki in Hindi, also called as calabash gourds. Lauki consumed as a vegetable in India and a super vegetables with list of incredible health benefits in juice form that promotes weight loss, heart healthy and good for liver.
* Bitter Gourd
Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) widely grown in Asia, originated from the South Indian state of Kerala hence known as Karela in Hindi. Bitter melons are eaten as green and used in the dishes with roasted coconut and considered a medicinal food for diabetics.
* Ridge Gourd
Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula) also known as Ribbed gourd or Angled luffa, cultivated and eaten as a vegetable in India. This vegetable is very popular in India along with another species called Sponge Gourd.
* Snake Gourd
Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) is very popular in the cuisines of Maharashtra and also grown in some home gardens in India.The super vegetable host list of health benefits and used in traditional medicine for many years.