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🇹🇼 Calabash | Bottle Gourd - Organic / Lyfegreen / Taiwan / Per 1Portion 600 - 800g

🇹🇼 Calabash | Bottle Gourd - Organic / Lyfegreen / Taiwan / Per 1Portion 600 - 800g

~ 150g / pack -- brigh emerald green color and a unique shape. Tender and crispy, it combines well with other vegetables.

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🚚 The Fastest Delivery Time : Air Transport Once A Week. Drive Every Saturday.
🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin:Lyfegreen / Taiwan
🔖 Certification: Taiwan Organic Certification

🌱 Producer Introduction:


Lyfetribe builds a health and wellness platform, Lyfegreen was founded as a joint collaboration between Lyfetribe and Fushan Grange, taiwan’s leading social enterprise for organic agriculture and sustainable producers.

Today, Lyfegreen supports and works with a network of more than 100 carefully curated organic farms and sustainable producers across taiwan, showcasing an array of over 200 varieties of fruits and veggies throughout the year.

Our mission: fresh, high-quality and diversified are the core of our work. In addition, we don't want to only sell fruits and vegetables. We want to help you discover a new healthy food concept and contribute to a more sustainable world.

There are also airline shipping every week to hong kong and ship directly after arriving at hong kong, so the fruits and vegetables are 100%fresh.

🌱 Supplier Products:

🛍 Product Information (Main) (English):

Binomial Name:

Chinese Name:壺蘆瓜 | 扁蒲

Other Names:Calabash

Product Description:Calabash contains a variety of amino acids, vitamins and trace elements, etc. It is fed with tender melons. Its meat is white and tender, and its fragrance is delicious, which is favored by consumers. In summer, you can often see the round body of flat cattail cattail in the market, like a Maitreya Buddha. You can make pancakes and make dumplings. Because the water content is as high as 90%, it is not only low in calories, but also diuretic and eliminates edema. It is delicious and affordable to eat in summer.

High CP value, can be eaten all over the body

Calabash is usually divided into flower cattail and long cattail. The taste and cooking method are similar. Except for the melon meat, the stem can be pickled as side dishes, and the skin can be used to make tea Drink and melon seeds can be used to make soup or make juice. During the summer season, the price is cheap, and it can be said to be a vegetable with high CP value.

Calabash a lot of water, and it tastes soft and sweet after cooking. It is loved by the elderly and children. It is especially low in calories and diuretic, which helps to improve the symptoms of edema. Because of its mild taste, it can change into a variety of flavors when cooked with different ingredients. Stir-fried, Kaiyang gourd, flat cattail fried rice noodles, gourd noodles, etc., are all refreshing dishes suitable for summer.

Variety:Bian Rifle is a gourd, also known as "Puzi" or "Gourd Gourd", which is usually divided into flower flat rifle and long flat rifle. The taste and cooking method is similar.

Supply Season:The main production period is from November to May of the following year, and it is available in Hong Kong throughout the year.

Storage Method:

#Should Be / Avoided:

*Edible Compatibility:

Cooking Skills:The meat is pure white and soft, and can be fried, stewed, made into soup, stuffed and so on.

Tips for flat cattail cooking

Compared with the slow-cooking flat cattail vegetables, it needs to be cut into different shapes according to different cooking methods. It is convenient to cook quickly and has a better taste. Another advantage of flat cattail catfish is that it does not need too much seasoning, just stir-fry it. eat.

1. Peel the skin before cooking

No matter what shape you want to cut, you must remove the outer skin first, so as not to eat it.
The flat cattail is deseeded and cut into slices or strips, suitable for stir-frying. (Photo source: Provided by Taiwan Good Ingredients)

2. The shape determines the cooking method

Cut into flakes or strips or filaments, suitable for quick stir-frying. At this time, the seeds should be removed first, and then cut into the desired shape, which is convenient for cooking.
It is not necessary to remove the seeds when used to cook soup, and the soup is more sweet when stewed together. (Photo source: Provided by Taiwan Good Ingredients)

3. Boil the soup and remove the seeds

Cutting into pieces is suitable for stewing soup, adding seeds to the soup and cooking together, the soup is sweeter.
It is faster to cook after blanching in boiling water. (Photo source: Provided by Taiwan Good Ingredients)

4. Cooked faster if boiled

Cut into pieces and blanch in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes before cooking. It will be cooked faster and save time for the next cooking.

Notes:Some pot gourds taste bitter, which is caused by the bitter elements (called glycosides or glycosides) contained in pot gourds. If the bitterness is too high, it is poisonous, and vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps will occur after eating. This kind of potted reed melon cannot be eaten.

Dish:Its tender fruit is edible, and can also be planed into thin strips and sun-dried to make gourd, commonly known as dried puzi and dried pusi.

The round cattail cattail is spherical or spherical with a short neck. When it is young, it can be used for frying or cooking soup. After it is mature, it can be dried in the sun until its skin is yellowish brown. Cut it open for cooking.

The calabash is frequently used in southern Chinese cuisine in either a stir-fry dish or a soup.


Calabash varieties, illustration from the Japanese agricultural encyclopedia Seikei Zusetsu (1804)
In Japan, it is commonly sold in the form of dried, marinated strips known as kanpyō and is used as an ingredient for making makizushi (rolled sushi).

Traditionally in Korea, the inner flesh has been eaten as namul vegetable and the outside cut in half to make bowls. Both fresh and dried flesh of bak is used in Korean cuisine. Fresh calabash flesh, scraped out, seeded, salted and squeezed to draw out moisture, is called baksok. Scraped and sun-dried calabash flesh, called bak-goji, is usually soaked before being stir-fried. Soaked bak-goji is often simmered in sauce or stir-fried before being added to japchae and gimbap. Sometimes uncooked raw baksok is seasoned to make saengchae.

Suggested Eating Method:
The meat is pure white and soft, fried, stew, soup, stuffing, etc.
Small Skin Smooth Step
Compared with the slow -cooked flat rifle, it is necessary to cut into different shapes according to different cooking methods, which is convenient to cooked and more taste. Another benefit of the flat rifle is that you do n’t need to season too much. Delicious.
1. Peel before cooking
No matter what kind of shape to be cut into, remove the skin first to avoid hammering.
After the seeds are seed, cut into slices or strips, which is suitable for fried food. (Picture source: Taiwan Good ingredients provided)
2. The shape determines the cooking method
Cut into slices or strips or filaments, which are suitable for frying quickly. At this time, you must first remove the seeds, and then cut it into the shape of the desired.
It is more sweet to cook the soup without removing the seeds. (Picture source: Taiwan Good ingredients provided)
3. Small soup free to remove seeds
Cut the block is suitable for stewing soup. The seeds are cooked in the soup, and the soup head is sweeter.
Use boiling water to cook first and cook it faster. (Picture source: Taiwan Good ingredients provided)
4. Cardiac is cooked faster
After cutting the pieces, cook with boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes before cooking, which will be cooked faster, making the next cuisine more time -saving.

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🔅Precautions (English Version):

☘️ Preserve vegetables

1. Leafy vegetables and softer vegetables, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic Vegetables are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the vegetables in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the vegetables in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic vegetables do not use preservatives or special treatments. Vegetables are generally stored for three to five days. Some vegetables will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.

☘️ How to wash vegetables

1. Wash vegetables before cooking to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the vegetables for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing vegetables with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut vegetables with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.
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