Coccinia is native to East Africa and has been introduced to Australia, the Caribbean, Southern USA, Southern Asia and the Pacific region. More commonly, Coccinia is known as ‘Ivy gourd’ in English and ‘ Kundru’ or ‘Tindli’ in Hindi. Coccinia are smooth, textured, freshly cut, elliptical in shape, and small to medium sized. When young, veggies are glossy green with white to light yellow irregular stripes on them; however, the fruit it scarlet when mature. The flesh of the vegetable encases numerous small to medium sized seeds. Coccina is usually crunchy, slightly sweet to bitter or tart in taste.
- Ivy gourd is known to regulate blood sugar levels and prevent obesity by improving metabolism.
- Enriched with vitamins and nutrients helps the body deal with epilepsy, sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s.
- Ivy gourd also contains digestive fibers in good amount that facilitates digestion.
- The vegetable has high amounts of saponin, alkaloids, steroids, flavonoids, and glycosides. These nutrients protect the body from anaphylactic conditions and other allergies, as well.
- Being rich in potassium ivy gourd helps improve heart health.
We selectively pick organically grown, chemical-free, and fresh coccinia from our farm partners.
Storage – Shelf Life
Store them in the refrigerator. They can be used in curries and rice. They can also be added to dal and can be fried to prepare crisps out of them.
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