Ash Gourd Juice


ash gourd juice


Ash gourd juice is one of the ash gourd recipes. This drink is said to be good for the health. In particular, ash gourd juice may be a remedy for peptic ulcers.

It is said that ash gourd juice aids in weight loss and works as a blood coagulant.

Food Fact
Vegetables' juice, including ash gourd juice, may reduce the "risk of resistance to insulin and the development of T2DM (type 2 diabetes mellitus)."1

According to the U.S. National Nutrient Database data, white gourd, another name for ash gourd, is rich in water. In fact, from the same database, per 100 gram white gourd, 95.32 grams is water. This vegetable also has, among others, sodium, potassium and calcium.

Boodagumbala kayi, boodida gummadikaya, neer poosanikai are some of the Indian names for ash gourd.

The ash gourd juice recipe has the ash gourd and water as the only mandatory ingredients. Salt, lemon juice and pepper are the optional items. These ingredients, however, make the ash gourd juice tasty.

With just a few, simple steps you can prepare the ash gourd juice.

Here is one more ash gourd recipe you might be interested:

majjige huli
Majjige Huli



Ref: 1Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatase 1β Inhibitory Activity Potential in Vegetables’ Juice, Volume 4 Issue 4, 2013, Pharamacologia, pharmacologia.co.uk/abstract.php?doi=pharmacologia.2013.311.319




Servings: 2-3 glasses

Ingredients:

1. Ash gourd / winter melon / budugumbala kayi / boodida gummadikaya  / neer poosanikai / petha pieces 1 cup
2. Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon or to taste
3. Lemon juice to taste
4. Salt to taste

Ash Gourd Juice Recipe


1. Use a small part of the ash gourd. Ensure the pieces of this part fill a cup.

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Remove the outer skin, inner pulp and seeds of the part.

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2. Cut the ash gourd into pieces.

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3. Add the ash gourd pieces to a mixer jar.

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4. Grind the pieces to a fine paste with about 1/2-cup of water.

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5. Strain the paste.

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6. With a spoon press the pulp, so any juice in the strainer will be filtered.

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Add about 1/4-cup of water to the strainer and mix and repeat the above process.

Scrape the pulp below the strainer and add it to the juice.
7. Add water, the quantity of which depends on how much liquid you want the juice to be.

Add pepper powder, lemon juice and salt to the strained mixture. Mix.

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8. Ash gourd juice is ready. Serve with mint leaves.

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TIPS Ash Gourd Juice
1. If you want the juice to be coarse, do not strain the ground mixture.
2. If you strain, use the residual part in the strainer, as an ingredient, to make chapati and roti dough.