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The plant is a vine with tendrils bearing monoecious flowers. Mature fruits were used as bath sponges. Information about the composition of luffa products is relatively scarce. The pistillate flowers are borne either singly on a separate node or in association with staminate inflorescence.
Luffa acutangula subangulata Miq. The botanical specific epithet ” aegyptiaca ” was given to this plant in the 16th century when European botanists were introduced to the plant from its cultivation in Egypt.
No information is available about the use of luffa fruit, seeds and oil meal in pig feeds as of Luffa oil meal was reported to be toxic to cattle Achigan-Dako et al. Uses Top of page Sponge gourd fruit is consumed as a vegetable when young in the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asia and the Caribbean. The seeds are borne with parietal placentation. Chemical composition of seeds and physicochemical characteristics of oils of Luffa aegyptiaca and Luffa cylindrica growing in Niger.
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Assessment of loofah gourd seeds Luffa cylindrica Roem on performance and some haematological indices of rabbit weaners. Portuguese explorers first discovered uses for the fibro-vascular network of the ripe fruit of sponge gourd. An edible oil can be extracted from the seeds. Roem by mineral nutrient treatments. Luffa acutangula zegyptiaca Miq. Views Read Edit View history.
However, processing would be necessary to reduce the presence of toxic components. Genotypic and phenotypic variability in ridge gourd. Other Uses The mature fruit is dried and the fibrous remains used as a skin brush for washing[ ].
Impact Top of segyptiaca From Englberger The endocarp is the edible portion of the fruit that later becomes fibrous and spongy. Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page L. The leaves are alternate, large cm x cm ovate and dark green. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Luffa is sensitive to frost, and excessive rainfall during flowering or fruiting hampers fruit yield Ecocrop, ; Achigan-Dako et al.
The injury and seasonal occurrence of melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett, in central Taiwan Trypetidae, Diptera. Canadian Journal Botany, The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Luffa is primarily grown for its fibre production. Sponges made of sponge gourd for sale alongside sponges of animal origin Spice Bazaar at Istanbul aegyptaca, Turkey, September QR Code What’s this?
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Roemer Sponge Gourd-Niyan wetakolu: Further, loofah exhibits medicinal properties as well. Effect of Luffa aegyptiaca seeds and Carissa edulis leaves extracts on blood glucose level of normal and streptozotocin diabetic rats. Readable yet also very detailed. Cucurbitaceae There is a disagreement over the correct name for this species. The afgyptiaca were decorated on mosaics of churches and Jewish synagogues in Israel.
Each fruit contains hundreds of flat, smooth, black seeds. Yields can be reduced in areas of heavy rain[ ]. The pistillate flowers are pollinated by insects. Indian Journal Genetics Plant Breeding, 9: Unlike the young fruit, the fully ripened fruit is strongly fibrous and inedible, and is aegyptiac to make scrubbing bath sponges.
Some of the skin has been removed to reveal the loofah inside Photograph by: