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Winter Melon (Whole)

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Conventionally Grown

Winter melon, scientifically called Benincasa hispida, is also commonly called ash gourd, wax gourd, white gourd, and winter gourd. It is a member of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), commonly referred to as cucurbits, which includes cucumbers, melons, zucchini, pumpkins, and other squash.
Winter melon facts and health benefits
Winter melon is loaded with nutrition. It contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C. It also possess various minerals such as calcium, sodium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, manganese, copper, magnesium, selenium and potassium. Due to its high content in potassium, it helps to maintain blood pressure level. It contains nearly 96% water. One should add this vegetable to the weight loss diet.

Often green in color with chalky white wax; fruits can be ovoid or ellipsoid in shape. Winter melon is about 25 – 40 cm in length and weighs upto 30 pounds. The fruit has got thin skin along with juicy and sweet interior flesh which is usually white with flat, ovate – elliptic, ridged and yellowish brown seeds. The fruit possess mild aroma which is not prominent. Winter melon is found during cold season.

 

Winter melon Quick Facts
Name: Winter melon
Scientific Name: Benincasa hispida
Origin South Asia and Southeast Asia, now is widely cultivated throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and Australia.
Colors Green with white wax
Shapes Ovoid or ellipsoid, Length: 25 – 40 cm
Flesh colors White
Taste Sweet
Calories 17 Kcal./cup
Major nutrients Dietary Fiber (10.00%)
Sodium (9.80%)
Zinc (7.36%)
Iron (6.63%)
Vitamin B1 (4.42%)
Phosphorus (3.57%)
Health benefits Prevents migraines, Eye health, Digestive health, Heart health and Reduce stroke