Health benefit – Sponge gourd has various types of nutrients. It is rich in Vitamin A, Carbohydrate, Vitamin B5, Manganese, Potassium and very low in Lipid, fat, Protein, Sodium and Vitamin K. Its range of minerals is truly impressive including Manganese, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron and Phosphorus. High water content and low lipid and fat makes it best choice for calorie conscious people.
ERB Source – ERB Sponge Gourd is organically grown by PGS Farmers in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Use and Storage – Sponge Gourd is normally cooked as a side dish. There are different recipes of cooking sponge gourd (Torai) in combination with soaked black gram (Kaala Chana) or soaked Yellow Moong Daal and many others, so its worth trying these.
Shelf Life of sponge gourd during summers is upto 2 days without refrigeration. It is recommended to keep the vegetable wrapped in a moist cloth or cloth bag. In case the vegetable looks withered and dull, keep it in water for sometimes, it regains its moisture and becomes fresh.