SNAKE GOURD HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health Benefits:

1.  Snake gourd is very high in water content and has a cooling effect on the body, hence it helps in handling the summer heat.

2.  Snake gourd is low in calories, fat-free, and good to include in weight-loss diets.

3.  Even diabetics can include safely to reduce weight by getting enough nutrition.

4.  It is rich in fiber to keep your digestive system healthy, wards off constipation with ease.

5.  Fresh leaves juice are strongly laxative in effect to treat children who are suffering from constipation.

6.  Snake gourd is good in source of minerals and vitamin contents like calcium, iron, phosphorus and substantial amount of carotene, traces of riboflavin, thiamine and niacin.

7.  Fresh leaves juice are useful in treating heart disorders like irregular heartbeat and heart pain.

8.  Snake gourd leaves juice is very effective in treating dandruff and alopecia (- a hair fall problem that could lead to partial or complete baldness). The juice should be massaged into the scalp. This is an easy home remedy for dandruff.

Side Effects:

1.  Excess consumption of snake gourd seeds can cause  nausea, upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea, and gastric discomfort.

2.  The ripe fruit and its seeds should not be consumed because they are laxative and may cause indigestion.

3.  Amount Per Serving 

Minerals:

Principle

Nutrient Value

  Calories

86.2

  Total Fat

3.9 g

  Saturated Fat

0.5 g

  Polyunsaturated Fat

1.5 g

  Monounsaturated Fat

1.6 g

  Cholesterol

0.0 mg

  Sodium

33.0 mg

  Potassium

359.1 mg

  Total Carbohydrate

12.5 g

  Dietary Fiber

0.6 g

  Sugars

0.5 g

  Protein

2.0 g

Vitamins

  Vitamin A

       9.8 %

  Vitamin B-12

        0.0 %

  Vitamin B-6

        11.3 %

  Vitamin C

        30.5 %

  Vitamin D

0.0 %

  Vitamin E

1.1 %

Minerals

  Calcium   

5.1 %

  Copper

4.4 %

  Folate

5.6 %

  Iron

5.7 %

  Magnesium

6.7 %

  Manganese

12.5 %

  Niacin

3.8 %

  Pantothenic Acid

3.0 %

  Phosphorus

5.0 %

  Riboflavin

2.7 %

  Selenium

3.1 %

  Thiamin

5.2 %

  Zinc

7.2 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAKE GOURD RECIPES

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