Gherkins / Ivy Gourd / Pointed Gourd / Little Gourd / Gentlemen’S Toe

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Cucumis Anguria

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Helps to clean the digestive tract, prevents body from getting dehydrated, supplies water to body, alleviates skin inflammations and advised for high blood pressure patients.

NUTRIENT VALUE :
High in Vitamin K and Vitamin A

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Used to make almost all types of salads, from vegetable salads to chicken salads. They also find their use in soups, particularly vegetable soups. Gherkin pickles are very common.

GLOSSARY :
English : Gherkins / Ivy Gourd / Pointed Gourd / Little Gourd / Gentlemen’S Toe
Tamil : Kovakkai / Kaavai / Kovarai
Malayalam : Kovakka / Kovel
Telugu : Dondakaya / Kaki-Londa
Kannada : Tondakaye / Kaage Dondae
Hindi : Koondru / Parwal / Bhimba
Bengali : Potol / Kundri / Telakucha
Konkani : Tenduley / Thendin
Marathi : Thendlee / Thondale
Oriya : Potala / Chhachindra / Kunduri / Kainchi Kakudi
Punjabi : Ghol
Tulu : Manoli

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