Snake Gourd

$2.80

蛇瓜

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Description

A quick growing annual climber.

The gourd grows naturally in a long, narrow, twisted fashion; quite often, however, a stone is tied to the end of the young fruit to help it grow straight and presumably longer. The skin is usually chalky white with irregular stripes.

The fruits must be eaten when young as the fruit ages, it becomes bitter and fibrous. It is regarded as a tonic, more nutritious than most other gourds.

蛇瓜葫芦科一年生蔓性草本植物。果实长条及扭曲似蛇状,果皮乳白浅绿略有青色纵纹。栽培容易,性喜高温,耐湿性颇强。必须立枝柱或棚架使其攀缘,成熟时在瓜的先端吊一小石以防瓜条扭曲,引导垂直细长,使果体正直。

作菜宜择用嫩瓜,可供炒食。老瓜可晒乾,供长期观赏用。

蛇瓜的营养成分比其他瓜类为多,是强化骨骼和牙齿富有功效。