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Caigua (Cyclanthera pedata)

Caigua (Cyclanthera pedata)

Caigua (prounounced Kai-wa), also known as achocha (achuqcha), sparrow gourd, lady’s slipper or simply stuffing cucumber, is a herbaceous vine from Central America. Known in cultivation only (no wild forms exist), the plant is grown mainly for its fruit which can be eaten raw when…