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Benefits and Side Effects of Tindey (Tinda/Tende)

Tinda is such a vegetable that many people start making mouth when they hear its name. Many people get spoiled on hearing that Tinda is made in the food at home because they feel that it is a useless vegetable without taste. But when you will know about its benefits and properties, then you will definitely keep searching for this vegetable in the vegetable market.

Tindey or Tinda or Tinde has some common spoken name in India which means Tinda itself.

This is a very common vegetable which is light green in color and its shape is round and it sometimes looks like a green apple. If you want, you can make its dry vegetable, juice vegetable or even pickle. So let us know what are the benefits of eating tinda vegetable, can it be harmful for anyone, what are the nutrients in it.

Scientific name: Praecitrullus fistulosus
Family: Cucurbitaceae
English name: Apple Guard, Indian Round Guard, Indian Squash
Geographical description: The vegetable of Tinde is mainly grown in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan only. In places like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai and Rajasthan, this vegetable is commonly seen in the mandis. However, tinde is also grown in African countries such as Ghana and Kenya. Tinda in India is usually grown from February to the end of April or during the rainy season from mid-June to the end of July.

  1. What is Tinda?
  2. Nutrient content in Tinda
  3. Benefits of Tinda
  4. Tinda Ki Effect
  5. Disadvantages of Tinda

What is Tinda?

Like gourd and pumpkin, tinda is also a vegetable growing on vines or vines and it first bears yellow flowers. Its leaves are also rounded and elongated. This vegetable is green in color from outside but it is white from inside and it also contains seeds. Its white part is used to make vegetables. Although this vegetable is easily available in the market throughout the year, but its peak season is in spring. Although usually only the vegetable or pickle of tinde is eaten, but sometimes the juice of tinda is also used to apply on the skin and hair.

Nutrient content in Tinda

Tinda is rich in many nutrients. Like cucumber and cucumber, tinde is also high in water and has zero cholesterol. Apart from this, vitamins and minerals are also found in abundance in it. Apart from this, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are also found in tinde. Talking about the nutrients found in tinde:

• Water – 93.5 grams
• Protein – 1.4 grams
• Fat – 0.2 g
• Carbohydrates – 3.6 grams
• Fiber – 1.6 grams
• Calcium – 25 mg
• Potassium – 24 mg
• Calories – 21
• Cholesterol – 0
• Vitamin A – 9.8 percent
• Vitamin C – 30.5 percent
• Vitamin B6 – 11.3 percent

Benefits of Tinda

• Tinda is such a vegetable that can help in weight loss. The reason for this is that the amount of calories in Tinda is very less. There are only 21 calories in 100 grams of tinde and 93.5 grams of water. Also, there is a good amount of dietary fiber, so after eating tinda, one feels full for a long time. For this reason also Tinda can help in weight loss.

• Tinda also helps to overcome the problem of constipation. The reason for this is that tinda is high in fiber and water, which helps in bowel movements. Along with this, it also prevents colon cancer from occurring by taking out the toxins present in the intestine from the body. Apart from this, Tinda also improves digestion and removes many problems like flatulence, feeling of cramping in the stomach.

• Tinda is seen as a superfood due to its many health benefits and this vegetable helps in controlling blood pressure as well as preventing heart disease. Tinda has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as zero cholesterol. All these things help in controlling stroke and heart disease as well as blood pressure.

• Tinda also helps in keeping the kidney clean. It has a high water content, so it keeps adequate hydration in the internal organs of the body as well as works to remove the toxins accumulated in the kidneys from the body properly. Keeping the kidney clean also reduces the risk of stones.

• Tinda also helps in strengthening immunity as it is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that acts as an immunity booster and helps the body absorb iron.

• Tinda also removes skin related infections. If there is any kind of allergy on the skin, fungal infection or if the skin is getting worse due to sunburn or pollution, then Tinda also helps to overcome all these problems. Tinda contains Vitamin E which helps in moisturizing the skin along with making it soft.

• Tinda is considered beneficial for the skin as well as the hair. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, which helps to get rid of the problem of dandruff by removing itching and dryness in the scalp. It also helps in making hair long and strong by protecting hair follicles.

effect of tinda

As we have already mentioned that being from the cucumber family, tinde has a high water content and hence has a cooling effect and has a cooling effect on the body.

disadvantages of tinda

Although tinda is beneficial for health due to being rich in nutrients, but it can also have some side effects of tinda:

• Tinda should be consumed in limited quantity. The reason for this is that the amount of fiber and water in it is high and if too much tinda is eaten then there can be problems like diarrhea and stomach cramps.

• Patients who have high fever should also not consume tinda because its effect is cold and it can further slow down the patient’s recovery process.

• There is no information about whether tinda is beneficial or harmful for pregnant women and women who are nursing their milk. Therefore, such women should talk to their doctor whether the consumption of Tinda is suitable for them or not.

Tinda sabji (Tinda recipe)

Tinda Tomato Vegetable – Tinda Masala Recipe – Tinda With Tomato Recipes

We have prepared tinde ki sabzi in many ways. Today we are making tinde by mixing it with tomato masala. It takes time to cook tinde with tomato, so we will mix tinde and tomato by cooking them in two different pans.

Ingredients – Ingredients for Tinda Masala recipe

  • Tinde – 10 (500 gms)
  • Tomato – 3 (200 g)
  • Ginger – inch piece
  • Green chili – 1 or 2
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cumin – tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Turmeric Powder – tsp
  • Red chili powder – tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Fennel Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per taste

How to make Tinda Masala with Tomato

Wash and dry the tinda well, peel it and prepare it. Make 7-8 pieces of each tinde, while making long pieces, cut all the tindas and prepare them.

Make tomato-green chili-ginger paste and prepare it.

Put 1 tbsp oil in a pan and heat it. Add 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/2 asafoetida, 1/2 tsp turmeric in hot oil, add tinda and tsp salt and mix, now add 1/4 cup water, cover, slow and cook for 5 minutes. Let it cook on medium fire. Check the tindas and cover them again and let them cook.

Prepare the masala
by adding oil in another pan and heat it. When the oil is hot, add cumin, asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fennel powder and fry the spices lightly. Now add tomato-green chili-ginger paste, mix, add red chili powder and remaining salt and fry the spices until oil starts floating over the spices. Masala is ready after roasting, add cup water and mix it.

After this time the tindas are cooked and ready, check that the tindas have become soft, add them to the spices and mix them well, add green coriander, mix and cover the sabzi and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.

The vegetable is ready, take it out in a bowl and garnish it with green coriander. Serve hot tinned tomato curry with chapati, paratha, naan or rice and eat it.

  • Time 25 minutes for 4 members

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