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Also Known As : Pointed gourd
Technical Name : Trichosanthes dioica


Taste Profile

It has sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Parwal can be eaten fried.
  2. It can be added to curries and stews.


Parwal is a vine plant with heart shaped leaves belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. It has bright green fruits with white flesh and tender seeds similar to squash and cucumber.

Health benefits

  • Parwal is high in fiber which helps to improve digestive health.(1)
  • It helps to treat constipation and other related problems.(1)
  • Its seeds help to control blood glucose level in the body.(1)
  • It is low in calories and high in fiber that helps to lose weight.(1)
  • Consumption of parwal seeds helps in lowering blood cholesterol levels.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants, vitamins A and C that reduces the signs of aging.(1)
  • It is beneficial for liver and also helps to treat jaundice.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose young immature parwal with bright green skin. Avoid matured parwal as it is less flavourful and has hard seeds.

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