Trichosanthes dioica, also known as pointed gourd, is a vine plant in the family Cucurbitaceae, similar to cucumber and squash, though unlike those it is perennial. It is a dioecious vine plant with heart-shaped leaves and is grown on a trellis. The fruits are green with white or no stripes.
These striped green vegetables also called as Pointed Gourd is a seasonal monsoon vegetable. It is rich in various antioxidants, Vitamin A and C, which help in boosting the immune system and keeps you away from cold, cough and headaches.