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Winter melons are perhaps the largest cold season melons. They can measure 15 inches in diameter and can weigh in excess of thirty pounds at maturity. They are most often marketed by the slice due to their extreme size. Winter melons first impression is a hard, thin, chalky pistachio colored skin with a waxy feel. Its snow white flesh is mild flavored with a similar water rich texture of a watermelon. It bears a large seed cavity that takes up a considerable amount of the flesh.

Known by several names, Winter melon is called Tung Gwa, Dong Gua and Doan Gwa in China; Sufed Kaddu, Petha and Lauki in India; Togan in Japan; Fak in Thailand; Wax gourd; White gourd; and Winter gourd. It is the fruit of the Asian vine Benincasa hispida and is used most extensively in Chinese cuisine.

Nutrition Facts

For a Serving Size of 100 grams  :  Calories 26

% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 6 mg 0%
Carbohydrates 6.5 g 2%
Fiber 0.5 g 8%
Sugar 2.8 g
Protein 1 g 1%
Vitamin A 170%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.

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Weight

0.400 kg

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