Ridge gourd is a popular vegetable used in Asian cooking. It comes in two variants – one with a smooth surface and other with a ridged surface. It is a green fleshy vegetable commonly used to prepare many regular dishes.
Ridge gourd has many health benefits. It is rich in essential components like dietary fibres, water content, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6. It is naturally low in calorie content, unhealthy saturated fats and cholesterol. Furthermore, it is rich in antioxidants and alkaloid compounds, which regulate metabolism and eliminate toxins from the body