Fatty Seeds Angled Gourd


Also named angled or ribbed loofah probably because of it’s ridge appearance and close relationship to loofah. In Hong Kong, it is more commonly known as silk squash, in Chinese (Cantonese) – See Gwa 絲瓜.

As an angled gourd is aged and dried, it’s interior will turn fibrous, and can be used to make a sponge. With such fibre-like substance, the name ‘silk’ is thus given.