105 | Bottle Gourd

Bengali Name : Lau / Kodu
English Name : Bottle Gourd
Scientific Name : Lagenaria siceraria
Origin : Bangladesh
MOQ : 100 Kg
Season : All Season
Peak Season : November-April


Bottle Gourd Morphology

Bottle Gourd is a vegetable native to Bangladesh. It has fat but rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s color is green and weighs 800-1500 grams per fruit. 25-35 cm long and 20-30 cm in diameter. The gourd color is mainly yellow-green and usually shaped like a bottle. The vegetable has a white pulp with white seeds embedded in the spongy pulp.

Contents Properties

100g of Bottle Gourd contains 15kcal, and 100g of edible part contains 1g of fat. It has 96% water content, is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and is rich in fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamine, iron, magnesium and manganese. It promotes weight loss. Moreover, The vitamins, minerals and fiber in Bottle Gourd will nourish your body and curb your cravings, especially if you drink pumpkin juice on an empty stomach in the morning.
Actually, it is a tropical vegetable. It is usually sown as a rabbinical culture. Warm subtropical regions are thought to be the original habitat. Gourd is rich in carotene, calcium and vitamin C. The planted area in the country is about 10,000 hectares and the yield is about 62,000 5 tons. Farmers can cultivateĀ  with no tillage or 15-20 day old seedlings. Harvest begins within 55-60 days after planting. Yields of Bottle Gourd is 35-40 mattons per hectare. There are different types of squash such as Biri-lau 1, Kshetlau and Hazari-lau. It is mostly vegetable and is served with a variety of fish side dishes. The vines and leaves are delicious vegetables. Pumpkin sweetened with milk and sugar is very popular.

Medicinal Properties

Bottle Gourd can improve many health conditions such as fever, cough, pain, and asthma. People since ancient time use Bottle Gourd for its efficacy since ancient times. It has an excellent source of vitamins B, C and other nutrients. Known for its shape, bottle, dumbbell or oval.

Besides this, people know Bottle Gourds as a healthiest vegetables. Rich in water, it is a rich source of vitamins C, K and calcium. Helps maintain a healthy heart and lower bad cholesterol levels. Even, it has rich fiber and is useful for healthy digestion. Bottle Gourd juice is rich in vitamin C and zinc, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. However, never consume bitter-tasting gourd juice as it can contain toxins that are very damaging to the digestive tract and can lead to ulcers and even death. Bottle Gourds also contain high amounts of choline, a type of neurotransmitter that improves brain function and helps prevent stress, depression, and other mental disorders.


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