Snake gourd

Vegetable Description

Other Common names: Serpent gourd or Snake cucumber. Local name: Potlakaya, chichinda, Padwal.

Snake gourd is composed primarily of water, thus making it an ideal low-calorie veggie to maintain healthy body weight and incorporate into the daily diet. The common name "snake gourd" refers to the narrow, twisted, elongated fruit.


The snake gourd vegetables, seeds, leaves and juice extracts are enriched with a multitude of crucial fundamental dietary components like carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fibers, vital trace compounds such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin E and minerals and a host of plant substances including phenolics and cucurbitacins.

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