Bhopla / Dangar / भोपळा /डांगर / Winter Squash / Cucurbita maxima

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bhopla / Dangar / भोपळा /डांगर
  • Common Name: Winter Squash
  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita maximaCucurbita maxima

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: N/A
  • Season of Availability: Cooler parts of the year.
  • Geography: South America, Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Fruits may be cooked or boiled; flowers typically dipped in batter and fried; seeds roasted or made into oil.
  • As Medicine: Flowers help sooth minor injuries; fruit pulp helps treat burns; seed oil used as a nerve tonic.
  • Cooking Method: Fruits may be cooked or boiled; flowers typically dipped in batter and fried; seeds roasted or made into oil.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in fiber and potassium.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps sooth burns and minor injuries; acts as a nerve tonic.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Flowers help sooth minor injuries; fruit pulp helps treat burns; seed oil used as a nerve tonic.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Bake fruit and add salt, pepper, butter and whatever other seasonings you want.

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Bhopla / Dangar / भोपळा /डांगर / Winter Squash / Cucurbita maxima

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