LUFA(REDGE GOURD)

 

 

Vegetables belonging to the gourd family are very beneficial from the health point of view. There are different varieties of gourds cultivated throughout the world. In Pakistan, the commonly consumed ones are bitter gourds, bottle gourds, ridge gourds, and snake gourds. Ridge gourd is also known as turai or luffa. It is a dark green, ridged vegetable having white pulp with white seeds embedded in its spongy flesh. It is very fibrous to eat.

 

 

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Nutrition Value:

 

Ridge gourd is very low in saturated fat and calories. It is rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron, and magnesium. It is known to contain insulin like peptides, alkaloids that help to reduce blood sugar levels. It helps to relieve constipation and prevent piles as it contains cellulose. This vegetable also purifies, rejuvenates, and nourishes the liver and tries to protect it against alcohol intoxication.

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