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buying silk squash

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bw2082 Aug 5, 2008 03:54 PM

Does anyone have any tips on how not to pick bitter ones? The ones at the asian market I go to are all bitter recently.

This is the vegetable I am talking about:

http://z.about.com/d/chinesefood/1/0/...

  1. todao Aug 5, 2008 04:46 PM

    Just make certain they are not fully matured. The young ones cook up nicely but those left to mature on the vine too long become bitter. I would try to select the smaller sizes, something under 15 - 16 inches in length, that are firm and free of blemises.

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      vttp926 Aug 5, 2008 06:56 PM

      is this vegetable also called a loofah?

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        bw2082 Aug 5, 2008 07:04 PM

        yes it is

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