Ghiraula, sponge gourd.
Binomial name Luffa aegyptiaca.
Also called smooth luffa gourd.
A cylindrical-shaped common vegetable in Nepal.
Skin is peeled and mature seeds are removed prior to cooking. Goes well with potatoes.
A very mature and dried ghiraula can be used as sponge in bathrooms and kitchen. This is a very traditional practice in Nepal.
Mature ghiraula can also be recycled with plastic.
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