Snake Gourd

Snake gourds grow straight and long, sometimes reaching six feet in length. This squash is narrow, green, cylindrical, thin-skinned, and slightly wider at one end. Young snake squash offers a subtle zucchini-like taste, but contains a narrow central core of seeds that must be discarded. As the snake gourd ages, it becomes bitter and is used as a tonic in holistic medicine. A good source of fiber, this nutritious vegetable provides vitamin A, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, potassium and iron.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 300oz
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Calories from fat: 13.5
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.9g
    • Fiber: 2.4g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1.5g
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Also Known As

  • Serpent gourd

Store at 38 degrees F

 

  • Snaky
  • White glory

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