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Cyclanthera pedata, Momordica pedata, Caigua, Wild Cucumber, Stuffing Cucumber

Cyclanthera pedata, Momordica pedata

Caigua, Wild Cucumber, Stuffing Cucumber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: South America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The leaves are 4-5 inches wide and divided into several lobes. It produces a pale green, semi-flattened fruit resembling a cucumber that is 4-6 inches long and 2-3 inches wide.

The immature fruits may be eaten raw or pickled. The young shoots and leaves may also be eaten as greens. The mature fruit are also prepared as stuffed peppers; stuffed with meat, fish or cheese and then baked - earning it's name "Stuffing Cucumber."


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Cyclanthera pedata, Momordica pedata, Caigua, Wild Cucumber, Stuffing Cucumber
Cyclanthera pedata, Momordica pedata, Caigua, Wild Cucumber, Stuffing Cucumber
Cyclanthera pedata, Momordica pedata, Caigua, Wild Cucumber, Stuffing Cucumber
Cyclanthera pedata, Momordica pedata, Caigua, Wild Cucumber, Stuffing Cucumber


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