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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

 

 

 

  snake cucumber

 

Myanmar

The snake cucumber, also known as the wild snake gourd, ivy gourd, and scarlet gourd, is the small bulbous fruit of a vine with the botanical name Coccinia grandis.

 

When mature, the fruit is  reddish in colour, with soft flesh and a soft skin. However, it is the green (fig.) and immature fruit that is usually eaten.

 

  snake cucumber