Indian summer vegetable - ASH GOURD
Ash gourd also known as white gourd, white pumpkin, wax gourd or petha . It keeps your body cool and healthy. Contains almost 96% water It protects you from heat stroke.
Ash-gourd is loaded with nutrients. It's an excellent source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), a good source of vitamin B3 (niacin). Its high potassium content makes this a good vegetable for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
Ash-gourd is also useful in treating respiratory disorders like asthma, blood-related diseases, and urinary diseases like kidney stones.
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