Bottle Gourd /சுரைக்காய் can be used in curries , Stir fries , Halwa's , Payasam's , Juices etc... Even the seeds of bottle gourd can toasted and ground with other ingredients to make the drink horchata.
My recents posts with bottle gourd were : Bottle Gourd Stuffed Chappathi , Bottle gourd Samosa's and a Salad .
Benefits of Bottle Gourd :
- Blood Pressure and Heart Problems.
- Urinary disorders.
- Premature Graying of Hair.
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Bottle Gourd Juice for Weight Loss.
Recently, bottle gourd has gained the importance for its weight losing properties. Since bottle gourd is high in water and dietary fiber, drinking a cup of bottle gourd juice in morning empty stomach gives a good fiber rich start to the day. While juice of a 100 gm bottle gourd only provides you as low as 14 calorie, it helps to curb the hunger pangs in morning and restrict you from over eating in the breakfast.
If you are drinking bottle gourd juice for weight loss, then you should not strain the juice as the weight loss properties are mainly because of its fiber content which gets filtered in the straining process. Also bottle gourd juice with a fruit bowl is a healthy replacement of unhealthy high calorie snacks in afternoon. (Source Read & Digest).
Salt - Pinch
- Blend everything together.
- Straining it is optional . But i prefer not straining it .
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