Safed petha from Agra, India is world famous. Not only is it delicious and contains fruit fiber, it is also very healthy. Safed petha is made by drying pieces of ash gourd in lime water, then cooking these pieces in sugar, which adds to its sweet flavor while acting as a natural preservative. Safed petha contains iron, calcium, sulfur, and Vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as protein. 100 grams of safed petha contains 34 grams of protein. Petha is made from the ash gourd and, by its very nature, has a cooling effect on our system. Therefore, it should be avoided when you have a fever, cold, cough, or sinus infection.