#Know your vegetables

In India and other parts of Asia, gourds are grown as food rather than just as decorative fruit. They are all Members of the cucumber family, known as cucurbits. All of these vegetables produce vines that run along the ground or climb.

Here are different types of gourds in India.

Bottle Gourd

Bitter Gourd

Sponge Gourd

Ridge Gourd

Snake Gourd

Ash Gourd

Ivy Gourd

Lauki, tori, tinda and parval are very common in India in summer.It points to a deeply seasonal way of eating in the Subcontinent.Gourds can of course be used innovatively in modern ways.

Bitter gourds or karela are beneficial in lowering sugar levels, fighting cancer and a number of infections. It provides relief from constipation and helps in improving blood circulation along with being blood purifier too. In summers, when you face various eye and skin infections consuming bitter gourd will help.

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