Teasel gourd, known as Kakroll or Phaagil in various dialects in India, is an egg-shaped, yellow-green fruit of hedgehog gourd plants.
The exterior of the fruit has a thick layer of soft spines with a crisp, juicy interior peppered with tiny seeds much like its cucumber cousin.
Average nutritional value per 100 g edible fruit was found to contain
7.7 g carbohydrate,
3.1 g protein,
3.1 g fat,
3.0 g fiber
and 1.1 g minerals.