Bottle gourd has a pale green skin, which is smooth and waxy. Its flesh is white and spongy. Its seeds are edible. Bottle gourd is a natural coolant – about 95% of it is water. Hence, it replenishes water in our body. Bottle gourd is rich in vitamin C and B. The minerals rich in bottle gourd include iron, zinc, and potassium. Bottle gourd is good for weight loss – as it does not have fat or cholesterols. It is an antioxidant. It prevents DNA oxidation.