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The “Name that Veggie” game

September 20, 2011

Earlier this evening I harvested these for dinner tomorrow.

What are they?

Hint 1

Family is Cucurbitaceae

Hint 2

Botanical name includes “aegyptiaca”

(Hint 2 practically gives it away doesn’t it?)

Soup? Stir fry?



(Don’t look at the tags, ok?)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2011 9:25 pm

    The luffa, loofah, or lufah (from Arabic Ł„ŁˆŁ) are tropical and subtropical vines comprising the genus Luffa, the only genus of the subtribe Luffinae of the plant family Cucurbitaceae. The fruit of at least two species, Luffa acutangula and Luffa aegyptiaca (Luffa cylindrica), is grown, harvested before maturity, and eaten as a vegetable, popular in Asia and Africa.
    The ripe, dried fruit is also the source of the loofah or plant sponge. Luffas are also used to make the soles of beach sandals.

    Did I get it?

  2. September 20, 2011 9:37 pm


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