It belongs to the gourd family- Cucurbitaceae and is a running or climbing vine. The fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable. It has a light green smooth skin and a white inner flesh. Usually the round fruits are called Calabash gourd and the slender long fruits are called Bottle gourds.
Aids digestion | Great for weight loss | Prevents heart disease | Reduces stress |
Rinse and peel the lauki or bottle gourd using a peeler | Bottle gourd juice has various health benefits | Chopped bottle gourd should be used within 2-3 days | Tip-Cut Bottle Gourd into thin shreds which can be used in making Halwa, Kheer & Koftas |