Ash Gourd

The ashh gourd is a vine grown for its very large fruit, eaten as a vegetable when mature. It is the only member of the genus Benincasa. The fruit is fuzzy when young. The immature melon has thick white flesh that is sweet when eaten. By maturity, the fruit loses its hairs and develops a waxy coating, giving rise to the name wax gourd, and providing a long shelf life. The melon may grow as large as 80 cm in length. 

Although the fruit is referred to as a melon, the fully grown crop is not sweet. It is commonly eaten throughout winter in countries of deciduous vegetation such as China. The winter melon can typically be stored for 12 months.Ashh gourds is commonly known as “Winter Melon” or “Wax Gourd”. The health benefits are High Anti Oxidant ,Highly Nutritious, Strong Eye Sight ,Control Blood Pressure.

Our ash gourds are cultivated under very fertile, healthy and hygienic environment. That helps us offer the top class quality of vegetables to our clientele. We have experts who also package our products in best quality material. It is one of the popular vegetables harvested throughout India and mostly in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamilnadu. 

Basically, if we refer to its history, Gourd is related to Java and Japan. It is known and used for its immature as well as mature fruits. Ash is used in cooking, confectionery, juices, etc. Apart from this, for its medicinal properties, this vegetable/fruit is also used for Ayurvedic medicinal preparations. 

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Usage and Benefits of Ash Gourds

Focusing to the nutritional fact of ash gourds, it is composed mainly of water (96%), it also consists of beneficial vitamins and minerals, containing vitamin C and B-complex vitamins such as niacin,thiamine, and riboflavin. Apart from the vitamins, Ash gourds are also a very good source of minerals like iron, potassium, zinc, calcium and magnesium. It also provides a good amount of protein, carbohydrates dietary fiber.

Winter melon scientifically known as Benicasahispida has got various health benefits. Such as

  • Ash gourds are very helpful in losing weight.
  • Ash gourds are good for the patients suffering from diabetes.
  • The high potassium content in Ash gourd helps in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
  • Ash gourds juice helps in reducing peptic ulcer.
  • Ash gourds due to its cooling effect is used effectively for treating digestive ailments like constipation, dyspepsia.
  • Ash gourds helps in recovering nervous disorders.
  • It also helps in treating common cold.
  • Ash gourds also helps in curing respiratory disorders like asthma, blood-related diseases, urinary diseases like kidney stones, etc.

Product Specifications

Packing Details

Cartoon / New Jute Gunny Bags / As per the client requirement.

Delivery Terms

Prompt Delivery. 15 days from the signing of sales contract.

Payment Terms & Details

T/T or LC at sight.


FOB- Krishnapatnam Port/ Chennai port /, CIF , CNF

Supply Period

Through out the year

Minimum Order Quantity

14 Metric Tones (1×40 FT Container).


Samples are free provided DHL/ FEDEX Delivery fee and taxes paid by the buyer.

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