snake gourd

Definition

Food

  • The narrow cylindrical fruit of an annual climber from Africa, Asia, Australia, and India, Trichosanthes anguina and T. cucumerina, which can grow to 2 m long in a spiral shape. Picked when immature and treated like a courgette save that the central core of seeds should be discarded and the skin rubbed with salt to remove the down.
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