Pumpkin / Sweet Gourd

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :

 Cucurbitaceae

MEDICINAL VALUE :

 Positive effects on lowering LDL cholesterol. Naturopaths use the pumpkin pulp as a treatment for relief of thick sputum due to bronchial infections and as a aid for migraine headaches.

NUTRIENT VALUE :

 Incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. This low calorie vegetable also contains vitamin A, flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as leutin, xanthin, and carotenes in abundance. Contains copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :

 Used as an ingredient in curries, stir fries, snacks, sweets, salads etc.

GLOSSARY :

  • English : Pumpkin / Sweet Gourd
  • Tamil : Purangikkai / Pooshanikai
  • Malayalam : Mathanga / Mathan / Chakkara Kumbalanga
  • Telugu : Gummadi Kai / Erra Gummadi
  • Kannada : Kumbalakai / Sihigumbala / Kempu Kumbala
  • Hindi : Kaddu / Kohada / Bhopla / Mitha-Kaddu
  • Bengali : Kumra / Ronga Koomra / Mitha Kumbra
  • Gujarati : Kohlu
  • Konkani : Duddhi / Dudin / God-Dudin
  • Marathi : Kala Bhopala / Kohla
  • Oriya : Kakharu / Mitha Kokharu
  • Punjabi : Halwa-Kaddu / Sitaphal
  • Tulu : Kembude
  • Kashmiri : Paa’Rimal

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