Organic Ridge Gourd from OrganicSiri®
This green, fleshy vegetable has a unique flavor. After being appropriately seasoned with spices, it is often used to produce various traditional desi foods including as pakoras, sambar, dal, chutney and raita. Despite its mild flavor, turai has a long list of health benefits. During the summer, consumption of this gourd helps to maintain body temperature.
Also known as
Beerakaya, Torai, Turai, Angled luffa, Sponge gourd, Vegetable gourd
High in dietary fiber, water content, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6, among other nutrients. They have a minimal calorie, saturated fat and cholesterol content by nature. They are also high in antioxidants, which help the body regulate metabolism. They are said to help improve vision, skin and hair health.
How to use Ridge Gourd
This gourd can be used to make curries, dals and even spicy chutney. Beerakaya dish in the Andhra cuisine goes great with simple rice, ghee, or roti and phulka. Most nutritionists recommend using its skin in the diet, it is the vegetable’s most nutritious component. Chopping the vegetable and blending it into a juice is an easy way to get it into diet. The skin of this gourd is used to make ridge gourd bajji, a famous meal. Other nutritional items, like peanuts or fish, are added to the vegetable. Combining it with moong dal is another delicious method to prepare it.
Loam and silt soil are best suited for its cultivation. Proper drainage is highly beneficial for the crop. Torai from OrganicSiri is grown in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals. 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; it can be stored in a plastic bag for up to a week and will remain crisp and firm. Chopped gourd should be placed in airtight containers and refrigerated.
Torai can be cultivated both as summer and rainy season crop. We plant it round the year at our farms.
How to buy Organic Ridge Gourd
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