Health benefits of bottle gourd

Bottle gourd (is also called Calabash)

It has a green, smooth texture and white flesh inside when peeled, this fruit is harvested young to be consumed as a vegetable, other ways of cooking this are sauteed and soup recipes. According to our health food source:

  • This vegetable is helpful to the urinary system, it helps to reduce burning sensation from acidic urination, it may also reduce the chances of urinary tract infection.
  • Helpful in reducing high blood pressure and helpful in keeping the heart healthy.
  • It contains vitamins and minerals such as: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A and C and folate.
  • Contains fiber which supports healthy digestion and helps to combat constipation.
  • It may help in reducing body weight.

Try this: Meaty bottle gourd recipe

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