Monday, July 22, 2013

Seeni Kekiri

Botanical name;  Cucumis sativus L.

Local Names; Seeni kekiri ; Sinhala   Wathakai Palam: (Tamil)

Recommended Varieties
  • Local Strains only

Nutritional Value
  • Contains reducing sugars, sodium and potassium

Medicinal Value/Uses
  • Reduces pyrexia; useful in diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disorders, urinary tract disorders and psychiatric problems

Why are they unique?

Seeni Kekiri is naturally growing in many parts of Sri Lanka. Predominately, it is grown mostly in Wet Zone and scattered in some home gardens.

Seeni Kekiri is consumed as ripe fresh fruit as well as various processed products. Seeni Kekiri can be cooked or used for Salad preperation.

Reference

  • Tropical fruits of Sri Lanka, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
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