Post Harvest Technology
Ash gourd can be stored for long time even upto 6 months without getting rotten. Provided it is kept in well ventilated and hygienic storage. The fruits since are heavy, have to be kept apart each other without any damage to the external of the fruits, like bruising,cutting marks.
The Ash Gourd has many uses and can be processed for use as preparation of Juice which is medicinal for people suffering from Lung ailments like Asthma, Bronchitis etc. It is also used for preparing Halwa and The famous, 'Petha' prepared as sweet cubes mainly originated from Agra, which can be marketed as a processed product of Ash gourd. A small variety of Ash Gourd, grown in Kerala is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic Medicine, 'Kushmanda Rasayana'.