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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1711-1717
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.194


Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina L.): An Underutilized Crop with Great Potentials
D.O. Idowu1*, A. B. Fashina2, O. E. Kolapo3, and O. M. Awolusi
1Department of Agricultural Engineering Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
 2Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology Ladoke, Akintola University of technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria   
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Snake gourd plant is a crop of great potentials. It is a crop that grows well in a tropical climate. The crop can be cultivated for personal consumption or for commercial purpose. The esfruit is highly nutritious and good source of vitamins. It has been proofed that it improves appetite and used in the treatments of disease like fever, head ache, alopecia, skin rachises etc. For the potential of this crop to be harness, more research should be encouraged on its mechanization and utilization which will eventually promote its commercialization. This paper therefore describes the origin, distribution, botanical characteristics, cultivation, nutrition, economic values and the need of exploring the nutritional and economic potential of snake gourd.


Keywords: Snake gourd, origin, botanical characteristics, nutrition, cultivation, and economic value
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Idowu, D. O, A. B. Fashina, O. E. Kolapo and Awolusi, O. M. 2019. Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina L.): An Underutilized Crop with Great Potentials.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1711-1717. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.194