Snake Gourd

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Snake Gourd

tropical or subtropical vine, raised for its strikingly long fruit, used as a vegetable, medicine,

Formerly, the cultivated form was considered a distinct species, but it is now regarded as avariety of the wild ancestor, as they freely interbreed:

The narrow, soft-skinned fruit can reach 150 cm (59 in) long. Its soft, bland, somewhatmucilaginous flesh is similar to that of the luffa and the calabash. It is most popular in the cuisine of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The shootstendrils, and leaves are also eaten asgreens

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