Wintermelon (850g - 1kg)Regular price $3.50 Save $-3.50
Wintermelon 冬瓜 aka dong gua, white or winter gourd has a dark green colored skin with a waxy feel. It has a thick white flesh which texture is similar to that of the white part of a watermelon and has a mild, refreshing, and grassy flavor. It is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisines - most commonly in Chinese and Indian dishes. It can be cooked in stews, soups, stir fried and braised dishes. Unwashed whole winter melon can be stored in a cool, dark, dry place for up to 5 months. Once sliced, you should always wrap it with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge, where it will last up to 1 week.
Winter melon comprises 96% water, rich in fiber and is very low in calories, fat, protein, and carbs. Therefore, it may improve your digestion and promote a healthy body weight. It contains smaller amounts of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and other B vitamins. It contains antioxidants such as flavonoids and carotenes that may protect your body against cell damage, Type 2 diabetes and heart diseases.
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