Ash Gourd (Pumpkin) is a large fruit which has a oblong shape, smooth or finely ribbed rind and a light yellow or greenish flesh. It develops a wax like structure when it matures. It was originally grown in Southeast Asia.
Look for a ash gourd that has a smooth and firm rind. It should be free from blemishes.
People suffering from asthma, bronchitis and cold should not consume ash gourd. Obese people should consume ash gourd in minimal doses.(2)
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