White gourd drink is an authentic Asian drink composed mainly of white gourd, which is a type of melon. Several varieties of this drink exist, which slightly differentiate from each other. This depends on the company that produces them, whether it is Yeo’s or Taisun. It can be purchased in many Asian countries and it is widely available in the United States.
White gourd drink, which is considered a juice, doesn’t contain any preservatives. Depending on the variety of the drink, it is mostly composed of white gourd juice, water, cane sugar, artificial flavor and caramel. Other varieties of the drink contain only white gourd, water and sugar. However, one container of the drink contains about 18 grams of sugar. It also contains dietary fiber, potassium and carbohydrates. This drink is not carbonated.
White gourd is also known as winter melon. White gourd is typically grown in Asian tropics on a vine. Its shape is a combination of a melon and a cucumber, the fruit is long and green, with a white, waxy shell and flat, white seeds on the inside. It contains nutrients such as protein, sucrose, and Vitamins B1 and B2.
White gourd has many health benefits. It is considered to be a healthy, diet food by some cultures; which helps with weight loss because it helps limit your appetite, while soothing the stomach. Additionally, it helps speed up metabolism and stops sugar from turning into unnecessary fat. White gourd also reduces phlegm, quenches thirst, gets rid of internal heat which is beneficial in hot weather, cleanses the stomach and helps in saliva creation. It is also considered to be a diuretic and benefits people with high blood pressure. White gourd is also sometimes used to treat prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate gland.
Additional Nutrition Facts
White gourd juice is gentle on the stomach and is easily digested. A single serving of white gourd juice contains about 70 calories, and 0 grams of fat. This drink is rich in fiber and contains lots of water. It helps if you drink White Gourd Drink in the afternoon, specifically between 2 PM and 3 PM.
References and ResourcesWalmart.com: Yeo's- White Gourd Drink, 8.5 Fl Oz- Beverages
Delicious Sparkling Temperance Drinks: Taisun White Gourd Drink
Dictionary.com: White Gourd
Healthy-Chinese-Recipe.com: Obesity Diet Food- White Gourd
ProstatitisRadicalCure.com: White (Wax) Gourd Juice Helps to Cure Prostatitis
Kajal Dreams: White Gourd (Bottle gourd /Dudhi/Lauki) Juice