Chibud /चिबूड / Muskmelon / Cucumis melo L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Chibud / चिबूड
  • Common Name: Muskmelon
  • Botanical Name: Cucumis melo L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: CLimber
  • Occurrence: Cultivated areas
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Africa
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruit
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Eat fruit fresh; seeds may be roasted or oil may be extracted; fruit eaten dried.
  • As Medicine: Made into medicine normalizing kidney function and reducing blood pressure.
  • Cooking Method: Eat fruit fresh; seeds may be roasted or oil may be extracted.
  • 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 source of vitamin A and C.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps reduce blood pressure and normalizes kidney function.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps reduce blood pressure and normalizes kidney function.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Sharbat:
    Dice 1 muskmelon and blend it for juice. Boil ¼ cup sabudana in 3 cups of water until soft. In a bowl, mix 3 cups of water with ¼ cup custard powder and cook until thick. Add ¼ cup sugar, cool, and mix with muskmelon juice. Add 2 tbsp sabja seeds, boiled sabudana, 2 tbsp each of cashew, pistachios, badam, and dates. Chill and enjoy the muskmelon sharbat.

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Chibud /चिबूड / Muskmelon / Cucumis melo L.

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