Nutritive Value of Upo, Bottle Gourd

I never want to eat upo because it has a flat taste. Its like eating something with no flavor, like a plain gelatin without even sugar. My mother and my wife cooked upo with sardines. I can barely eat it.

Despite of its blunt tastes, its still a good source of vitamins, phosphorus and calcium. It also have some medicinal values. The clear limpid oil of seed is used as an emollient application to the head and as a means of relieving headache. This oil is also administered internally as means of expelling worms.

Nutritive Value of Upo(Bottle Gourd) per 100g Edible Portion, Lagenaria siceraria

Nutrient                                             Amount

Water                                                95.0 g
Protein                                                0.5 g
Fat                                                      0.1 g
Carbohydrates                                      3.5 g
Vitamin A                                          10.0 IU
Vitamin B1                                       0.04 mg
Niacin                                                0.4 mg
Vitamin C                                         11.0 mg
Calcium                                            16.0 mg
Iron                                                    0.4 mg
Phosphorus                                      14.0 mg
Energy Value                                     63.0 kJ
Oil                                                     45.0 %

bottle gourd upo

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