Loki is very versatile vegetable is full of water (about 92%) and minerals and keeps your body hydrated. Also known as Lauki or Doodhi in India, it definitely doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. “Bottle gourd is a vegetable high on water and is a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium. It helps in maintaining a healthy heart and brings down bad cholesterol levels
Bottle pumpkins are believed to have originated in Africa. Bottle pumpkins are known to stay afloat for months, and from Africa it has spread to America and Asia. Dhudi is oblong like a squash, but it can be up to a meter long. The peel is pale green and thin, the flesh is greenish-white with many small cores in the middle. The taste is mild, so dhudi is just as good for fish as meat or with other vegetables.
Loki is used as cooked, fried or baked vegetable as an accessory to meat or fish. Great as an accessory for curries.
Loki should be whole and unscathed, with no soft and dark spots.
Benefits of Loki
1. Cools your body Bottle gourd juice has a cooling effect on your body and keeps your body hydrated especially during summers. It keeps your stomach cool and reduces body heat.
2. Helps in weight loss Bottle gourd juice is widely used for weight loss. It is packed with fiber which helps in keeping you full for longer and it is also low in calories Bottle gourd contains less calories with no fat. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C Vitamin B, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
4. Cures tummy troubles Bottle gourd juice helps in curing constipation and also treats diarrhoea. The water and fiber content help in cleaning your digestive track.According to Ayurveda, bottle gourd juice is great for digestion.
5. Keep your heart healthy Regular consumption of bottle gourd juice on an empty stomach every morning helps in lowering your blood cholesterol levels and maintains healthy heart functions.
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