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Caigua

A small fruit that is used in savory dishes that has a flavor between bell pepper and cucumber and can be chopped up for salads or stuffed. Available: autumn.

Alternative Names

Achocha, Caygua, Lady's Slipper, Lady's Slipper Gourd, Sparrow Gourd, Stuffing Cucumber

Category

Fruit Vegetable

Origin

Central America, South America

Flavor

Mild, Sweet-Slightly

Texture

Crisp, Tender

Prep Methods

Cut/Slice, Pickle, Stuff

Cooking Method

As Is, Raw, Roast, Sauté

Uses

see categorized dishes

Seasonal Availability

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • In Season
  • Coming/Limited Season
  • Going Out of Season
  • Not In Season

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