Popularly known as Winter melon, or better recognized in India as ‘petha’; Ash-gourd is a fruit with a neutral taste white flesh inside.

Ash Gourd consists of substantial amounts of moisture and a little amount of protein, fat, fibre and carbohydrates. Its mineral contents are calcium, iron and phosphorous. It also contains the following B vitamins:

  • Thaiamine
  • Riboflavin and
  •  Niacin

With Vitamin C

Due to its diuretic action, it increases the output of urine and washes out waste products from the body.

Ash gourd juice, when combined with water can be given to people who have peptic ulcers. Its alkaline action is also helpful in reducing acidity. Being low in calories, it is helpful for people watching their weight and for people with diabetes.

In Summers, when excess sweating reduces the water content in your body, revitalize yourself with this wonder fruit rich in fibres and water content.