Friday, 9 October 2009

Tinda / Apple Gourd

English Name: Indian Baby Pumpkin

Common Indian Name (Hindi): Tinda

  • The Tinda (Citrullus vulgaris) also called Indian round gourd or apple gourd or Indian Baby Pumpkin.
  • It is a squash like cucurbit grown for its immature fruit, (culinary vegetable) especially popular in South Asia.
  • Green colored, apple sized fruit is flattish round in shape, 5-8 centimeter in diameter and about 50-60 grams in weight.
  • It is native to India and very popular in Indian and Pakistani cooking with curry and many gourmet dishes.
  • It is a good source of Vitamin A.

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