PARVAL

This pointed gourd is a popular tropical vegetable in Indian cuisine. Parval has a crunchy, juicy texture with a mild and slightly bitter flavour.

Parval originates from the Indian sub-continent. It is also known as Parwal, Palwal and Parmal.

PARVAL are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Fry, pickle or add to curries and soups.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g: energy 50 kcal, 210 kJ; protein 2.0g; carbohydrate 9.0g; fat 0.7g.

Preparation

Wash thoroughly. Chop finely and add to curries or soups.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator for up to 3 days

Choosing

Look for evenly coloured, firm parval.

Fun Fact

Parval is prized for its medicinal properties in India.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Kenya