The Teasel gourd is an egg-shaped, yellow-ish green fruit, covered with a thick layer of soft spines. It has crisp, watery flesh filled with small seeds, similar to its cucumber relative. The Teasel gourd’s flavor is similar to bitter melon with light astringent notes. Teasel gourd has antibiotic properties and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to help blood circulation. It is a rich source of phytonutrients and low in calories only 17 cal per 100g. They are full of different nutrients like dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.