It is a dark green, ridged and tapering pretty vegetable. It has white pulp with white seeds embedded in spongy flesh. A ridge gourd also commonly known as Turai. Its hard skin is peeled off and chopped and cooked as desired.
Turnips are starchy vegetables belonging to the Brassicaceae family which also includes cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts etc. The inner flesh of turnip vegetable is white in color with tinges of purple to pink to red whereas the skin color of the root bulb depends on the amount of sunlight it receives and is usually white. Like most other vegetables, turnips are low in calories and hence, quite nutritious.
Apple Gourd (‘Tinda’) looks very much like green apple, but has squash like taste, texture and seeds inside. It is considered to be mild when it comes to digestion and can be easily digested. Further it supplies with ample supplies of essential nutrients and phytochemcials which aid in the well being of our body. Just like cucumber, this vegetable fruit is full of water. It contains about water for 95% of its weight. A serving of 100 gram of Apple Gourd would offer only 65 calories, which is same as a loaf of bread! But it is more filling in nature with the dose of carbohydrates, fibers, proteins and other vitamins and minerals.