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July 15th  2011    Tim Candler

    As I understand it, a Snake Gourd, if harvested young, is like a Cucumber that can be cooked.  More than likely it will taste strange, but I have seen its extraordinary bloom and watched its progress and I have concerned myself with its being and having done all this, I can at least pretend.

      Otherwise all I have to guide me is a  European description of Snake Gourd as vegetable - "Soft, bland mucilaginous flesh similar to the Luffa and the Calabash."  And there is an equally unappetizing use of Snake Gourd which is to induce vomiting after poisoning. 

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