It is a dark green, ridged and tapering pretty vegetable. It has white pulp with white seeds embedded in spongy flesh. A ridge gourd also commonly known as Turai. Its hard skin is peeled off and chopped and cooked as desired.
Apple Gourd (‘Tinda’) looks very much like green apple, but has squash like taste, texture and seeds inside. It is considered to be mild when it comes to digestion and can be easily digested. Further it supplies with ample supplies of essential nutrients and phytochemcials which aid in the well being of our body. Just like cucumber, this vegetable fruit is full of water. It contains about water for 95% of its weight. A serving of 100 gram of Apple Gourd would offer only 65 calories, which is same as a loaf of bread! But it is more filling in nature with the dose of carbohydrates, fibers, proteins and other vitamins and minerals.
Cauliflower (cabbage flower) is one of the familiar winter season vegetables. These beautiful flower heads are brimming with essential nutrients, hold numerous health benefiting phytonutrients such as vitamins, indole-3-carbinol, and sulforaphane that help prevent overweight, diabetes and offer protection from prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
It is very low in calories. 100 grams of the fresh cauliflower head provides just 26 calories. Nevertheless, it comprises of several health-benefiting antioxidants and vitamins, also, to be low in fat and cholesterol.
Also known as aubergine and brinjal. It is a large, cylindrical or egg-shaped vegetable, with smooth, dark purple, glossy skin.
The wonderful health benefits of eggplants are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K,vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, and manganese. It is also contains almost no cholesterol, or saturated fat.
Carrot is a root-crop known for its vitamin rich red/orange roots which are used in making foods and salads.
Red carrots contain a good dose of Vitamin A, which helps to prevent clogging of the arteries and thus helps to prevent strokes. Higher levels are found in Orange and Purple carrots. They also contain vitamin B, C and E as well as calcium pectate, which is a very good source of fibre, and they help to lower cholesterol levels. They are also very useful in the prevention of macular degeneration.