Ridge Gourd is a dark green, tapering and ridged vegetable. It has white spongy pulp embedded with white seeds.
Ridge gourd is low in cholesterol and saturated fats but high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, riboflavin, thiamin, zinc, iron, manganese and magnesium. Ridge gourd nutrition value makes it appropriate for weight loss plans. Ridge gourd is also a home remedy for premature graying of hair and its prevention. Considered as a bitter tonic, ridge gourd is useful in treating spleen enlargement.
How to store:
Fresh ridge gourd is best stored in a refrigerator. They can be wrapped in a bag and will stay crisp and firm for a week.