Organic Bottle Gourd from OrganicSiri®
Regarded as one of the healthiest vegetables. It contains a lot of iron and protein. It is a natural laxative and helps to keep the digestive system in good shape. Water makes up nearly 92 percent of this veggie. During the summer, consumption helps to maintain our body’s temperature.
Also known as
Sorakaya, Anapakaya, Dudhi, Long melon, Lauki
Minimal in calories, fat and cholesterol, making it one of the healthiest vegetables. Abundant in fiber, which helps to reduce constipation, piles and flatulence, has extremely low cholesterol and fat content. Antioxidant effects are aided by the vitamin B and C content. When juiced or boiled, has anti-bilious and calming qualities. Research says it’s juice is believed to treat indigestion, stomach acidity and ulcers.
How to use Bottle Gourd
Lauki is a versatile vegetable that can be used for both sweet and savory dishes. When young, the skin can be left on, or it can be removed for a more sensitive texture when it is little older. The gourd can be sautéed, fried, pickled, or grilled; cubes can be used to curries for a unique flavor. Hollowed mature bottle gourd can be used for stuffing and baking. Is paired with chana dal to form a cuisine known as lauki chana in Northern India. The skin is utilized in the production of chutney. Famous sweet known as Lauki ka kheer is also made.
Crop thrives well in sandy loam soils that are rich in organic matter, it requires good amount of timely irrigation. Crop is normally stalked or often trained on bamboo stalks. At OrganicSiri, we grow all our crops in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals.
Can be stored for quite some time in cool dry place. It can be stored for longer in the refrigerator, place in a zip lock bag and keep it refrigerated. When chopped, should be placed in airtight containers, then wrapped in cling film and refrigerated. When kept in the refrigerator for too long, it might lose moisture. Wrapping them in a wet paper towel or a thin cotton cloth is the easiest way to store them.
Generally sown in July and also in April in some parts, as this plant requires moist and moderate warm climate. We do round the year cropping.
How to buy Organic Bottle Gourd
We deliver organic vegetables, fruits and staples to most of Hyderabad. Here is how to order online: How to order organic food?