t is a good source of dietary fiber which helps in smooth bowel movements and offers protection against colon cancers by eliminating toxic compounds from the gut.
Kundru is a gluten-free vegetable item. It can be a good substitute for gluten sensitive (celiac disease) people.
It is rich in lycopene (5.68 mg / 100 g), and beta-carotene (2.24 mg / 100 g). The other flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as alpha-carotenes, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
Together with vitamin-A, pigment compounds help scavenge harmful oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the body that play a role in aging and various disease processes.