Other names for this vegetable as white gourd, winter melon and fuzzy melon.It has amazing healing properties and is highly nutritious.This vegetable is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals and is a good source of phosphorus, calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin and Vitamin C. It has a high-water content and is ideal for weight loss. Indians know it as petha.
Although this vegetable is very common, you may not know that it helps us fight many ailments and prevents many more. It is a highly nutritive vegetable with vitamins B and C along with crucial minerals that the body needs like calcium, potassium, iron and phosphorous and also fibre. Here are some of the benefits of eating ash gourd.
Ash Gourd is basic in nature, which helps in combating the formation of ulcers on the membranes of stomach and intestine. It also helps combat acidity due to spicy foods or fasting for a long time.
Ash gourd helps clear away all the harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestine by acting as an anti-microbial agent. This helps keep gastrointestinal infections and thereby indigestion at bay.