Sponge gourd is a popular vegetable similar to ridge gourd. Sponge gourd is a smooth surface vegetable but ridge gourd having ridges. It is a rich source of Vitamin A & C.
Strawberry fruit are complete fruit with 98 per cent edible portion. Fruit pulp used in making of ice cream, Jam and syrup. Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow in the home garden, pots and containers. Fruits are excellent natural source of antioxidant, Vitamin-C and iron. Fruits also contains anticarcinogenic and anti diabetic properties.
Sweet peas are cool season fragrant flower plant and easy to grow and requires less maintenance. Flowers are in various colours of red, pink, yellow, blue, purple and white and are suitable for an annual border, hanging basket and a trellis or arch.
Sweet potato roots are rich source of starch and sugar. The orange skinned tubers are good source of beta-carotene, which might play a key role in risk of cancer and heart disease and prevents from night blindness in children. It is mainly used after boiling or steaming or frying.
Tinda is useful for patients suffering from stomach ailments. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agents, control heart diseases, blood pressure and cancer. Fruits are rich source of fibre and carotene which helps in digestion and slows down the ageing process.
Tomato is a rich source of vitamins and is a very good appetizer. Lycopene, that imparts red colour to tomatoes is reported to possess anti-cancerous properties. Among fruits and vegetables, tomato ranks 16th as a source of vitamin A and 13th as a source of vitamin C.