One of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, bottle gourd is a climbing plant which bears hard-shelled and bottle-shaped gourds as fruits. This delicious vegetable is also known by the names of bottle squash, calabash gourd, doodhi and lowki. A rich source of vitamins, iron and minerals, it is an excellent diet for people having digestive problems. Since it contains low calories, bottle gourd is an awesome foodstuff for shedding extra calories and maintaining optimum health.
For centuries, a wide range of cultures throughout the world, have used this annual vine for different purposes.Even today, its popularity graph is surging up and bottle gourds are widely used for preparing many delicious recipes. When dried, this variety of gourds are used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe by many people all across the globe.