Bottle Gourd is a vine belonging to the Cucurbita family that is cultivated for its fruit. ... The bottle gourd is yellowish - green in colours and has a white spongy flesh. It is an excellent low calorie vegetable that is packed with all essential minerals and vitamins.
Health Benefits of Bottle Gourd (Doodhi, lauki) Bottle gourd is rich in fiber and essential minerals, iron and protein. Since it is low in calories, bottle gourd can be used in low calorie diets. Bottle gourd acts as an alkaline mixture. Bottle gourd prevents excess sodium loss and also helps in preventing fatigue.
lauki is low in saturated fats, cholesterol, high Vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamine, iron, magnesium and manganese to name a few.
To keep it as fresh and healthy as possible, store the entire gourd in a plastic bag or sealed container and refrigerate.