Organic Snake Gourd from OrganicSiri®
Potlakaya is a nutritionally rich vegetable. This snake like vegetable has a unique flavor, it is often used to produce various traditional dishes. This delicious green vegetable contains a plethora of nutrients. During the summer, consumption of this gourd helps to maintain body temperature.
Also known as
Potlakaya, Padwal, Serpent gourd
This gourd is a high water content vegetable that gives a cooling impact on the body, has no cholesterol and is packed with vitamins and minerals that help with essential metabolic functions in the body. It’s a low-calorie dish that is good for health. It has a minimal calorie, saturated fat and cholesterol content by nature.
How to use Snake Gourd
Widely used in stir fries, curries and curd chutney. It is typically an easy to cook vegetable and it is used in a range of traditional meals like kootu, curry, sabzi and dal.
Requires sandy loam soils that are rich in organic matter and have good drainage. This gourd is a weak climber that requires help to grow; hence it is typically cultivated in a pandal system. Padwal 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. They can be stored for longer in the refrigerator; cut the gourd into small pieces and wrap them in cling film, aluminium foil, or a newspaper sheet before placing them on the refrigerators lowest shelf.
Padwal is a vegetable crop that can be cultivated throughout the year. At our farms we plant this round the year.
How to buy Organic Snake Gourd
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