Discover the Versatility and Health Benefits of Vellarika in Your Kitchen

Vellarika, also known as snake gourd or cucumber gourd, is a versatile vegetable that combines a mild and refreshing flavor with a host of health benefits. With its long, slender shape and green skin, Vellarika is a staple in many culinary traditions and offers a unique taste and texture to a variety of dishes.

Vellarika has a subtle and slightly sweet taste, similar to cucumber, making it a refreshing addition to salads, stir-fries, curries, and soups. It has a crisp and crunchy texture when cooked lightly, while longer cooking times result in a softer and tender consistency.

Aside from its culinary appeal, Vellarika is packed with nutrients that contribute to a healthy diet. It is low in calories and high in fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting satiety. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and calcium, which support overall well-being.

In the kitchen, Vellarika can be prepared in various ways to suit different tastes and preferences. It can be sliced or diced and used in salads, sautéed with spices and other vegetables, or even stuffed and baked for a delicious and nutritious meal.

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Scientific name: Cucumis sativus


Vellarika is easy to grow and is found in varying shapes, colours and sizes under diverse climatic conditions. This fruit generally features crispy, dark-green skin, and moisture-rich flesh within. Its small and edible seeds are majorly concentrated near its core.  Vellarika is best harvested young and when it just short of reaching maturity. If not harvested, the fruit may continue to grow and the skin turn yellow and tuff, and its seeds become inedible and hard. Considered a good source of dietary fibre, it is effective in reducing constipation and offers protection against colon cancers. It is also an excellent source of potassium that keeps the total blood pressure in check and counteracts the effects of sodium, thereby keeping the heartbeat normal, regular consumption of Vellarika has a major role to play in controlling ageing considering that it consists of unique antioxidants. This fruit is also effective for weight reduction and bone strengthening


Choosing young and immature Vellarika ensures that it is edible enough. However it is essential to store them properly since they do not have an extended shelf life. All that you need to do is store in the refrigerator where temperature is set at high relative humidity. This ensures that it stays fresh for several days.

Taste and use:

When Vellarika is eaten at its young and tender form, it taste sweet and has a crunchy texture that almost makes it a neutral flavour. This fruit can often be eaten raw in the form of salads or juice, or used in making soups and pickle.

Nutritional facts:

100 gm of Vellarika long has the following nutritional value –
  1. Energy – 15 kcal
  2. Protein – 0.65 g
  3. Dietary fibre – 1.5 g
  4. Cholesterol – 0 mg
  5. Carbohydrates – 3.63 g
  6. Total fat – 0.11 g
  7. Pyridoxine – 0.040 mg
  8. Folates – 7 µg
  9. Niacin – 0.098 mg
  10. Riboflvin – 0.033 mg
  11. Thiamin – 0.027 mg
  12. Vitamin A – 105 IU
  13. Vitamin C – 2.8 mg
  14. Vitamin E – 0.03 mg
  15. Vitamin K – 16.4 µg
  16. Calcium – 16 mg
  17. Sodium – 2 mg
  18. Potassium – 147 mg
  19. Magnesium – 13 mg
  20. Zinc – 0.20 mg
  21. Iron – 0.20 mg
  22. Copper – 0.034 mg
  23. Manganese – 0.079 mg
  24. Phosphorous – 24 mg
  25. Carotene-β – 45 µg
  26. Luteinzeaxanthin – 23 µg
  27. Cryptoxanthin-β – 26 µg

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