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Parwal/ Parval is sometimes called as pointed gourd in English. It is a green vegetable from Cucurbitaceae family like cucumber. Parwal is a climber(vine) plant. It is a good source of Vitamin A and C, and is also rich in minerals like, Mg, Pt, Cl, and sulphates.
Trichosanthes dioica is also known as the pointed gourd, parwal/parval (from Hindi), or potol (from Assamese, Sanskrit, Oriya or Bengali (পটল) pôţol) “Paror” in Maithili, “Parol” in Magahi and “Parwal” in Bhojpuri, Urdu and Awadhi. Colloquially, in India, it is often called green potato.
Mostly known as the Pointed Gourd in English, Parwal is the Hindi name for the gourd and is also known by many other names including Parval in Nepali, Hindi, and Gujarati, Potol or Patol in Bengali, Kambupudalai in Tamil, and colloquially as the Green potato.