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Calabash Fruit

            Scientific name - Crescentia cujete

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Calabash is native to Central and South American regions. The species grows dense typically in tropical and subtropical areas and it yields a large, hard, green skinned fruit which is otherwise known as long melon. The flesh of the fruit helps cure skin conditions. The fruit is oblong, short-stemmed, green or purplish and measures 15 to 20 centimeters in diameter.

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Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 14 Kcal <1%
Carbohydrates 3.39 g 2.5%
Protein 0.62 g 1%
Total Fat 0.02 g 0.5%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g 1%
Folates 6 g 1.5%
Niacin 0.320 mg 2%
Pantothenic acid 0.152 mg 3%
Pyridoxine 0.040 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.022 mg 2%
Thiamin 0.029 mg 2.5%
Vitamin A 16 IU 0.5%
Vitamin C 10.1 mg 17%
Sodium 2 mg <1%
Potassium 150 mg 3%

Medicinal Uses of Calabash Fruit
  • Cure asthma and cough
  • Cure dysentery and stomach aches
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Treat hematomas and tumors
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