This is one vegetable that can primarily in soups and herbal medicines. Ugwu is the popular name for the Nigerian fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis), which is widely planted in West Africa for both its seeds and young leaves.

There are numerous benefits of consuming this vegetable, some of which are:

  1. A Good Source of Dietary Fibre:

Fluted pumpkin leaves are high in dietary fibre, which helps to keep the digestive system healthy.

It helps to improve digestion, which helps to reduce health problems like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and indigestion-related issues like ulcers and gastroparesis.

  1. Keeps the Body Tissues in Good Shape:

The vitamin content of this vegetable aids in the maintenance of healthy tissues, cells, membranes, and skin, as well as the treatment of wounds in the case of vitamin C.

The protein in fluted pumpkin leaves also aids in the improvement and maintenance of physiological structures, including as connective tissues, muscles, and the nervous system.

  1. Antioxidant-dense:

They’re high in alkaloids, resins, hydrocyanic acid, tannins, and flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

Antioxidant-rich foods have been shown to be useful in avoiding cancer and other related health problems such as ulcers.

Why shop with us?

Our fluted pumpkins are:

  • 100% organic
  • Healthy and chemical free
  • Tasty and non-adulterated
  • Freshly harvested and naturally preserv
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Ugwu is a perennial herb endemic to Africa’s southern regions. Nigerian fluted pumpkins, like pumpkins, creep along the ground and clamber up structures using tendrils. Growing fluted pumpkins is more usually done with the help of a wooden structure.


Calories 42
Total fat 1.6g
Saturated fat 0g
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 48mg
Potassium 2500mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 240%
Vitamin K 136%
Calcium 3%
Iron 78%


Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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