It is a rich source of phytonutrients and low in calories only 17 cal per 100g. They are full of different nutrients like dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Reduce blood sugar level in diabetic patients: Kantola is rich in Phyto-nutrient, polypeptide-P, plant insulin and charantin, which boosts the glycogen synthesis in the cells of liver, muscle and adipose tissue. Hence known to be beneficial to diabetic people
Reduce the chances of cancer and is anti-aging : Kantola also has antioxidants like Vit C, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthins that are known as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals All these compounds work as the anti-aging compound. Also they hunts down excess toxic free radicals from our body to reduce the chances of cancer.
Improve digestion: It contains fibers that will help to stimulate the digestion. Spiny gourd also helps to cure the problem of indigestion and constipation.