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 Pointed gourd (Parwal)

The pointed gourd, also called parwal, comes from the same family as the cucumber. This vegetable is often confused with tindola, as they are very similar in shape and size. The pointed gourd has a smooth green skin on the outside with, in most cases, white stripes. On the inside, the pointed gourd has large round pips. The size can vary from small and round to thick and long. Unlike cucumbers, the pointed gourd is not eaten raw.


The pointed gourd is grown worldwide in tropical regions today. In addition to tourism, agriculture is an important sector for the Dominican Republic. The diversity of the landscape and the tropical climate make the Dominican Republic very suitable for year-round cultivation of a wide range of fruits and vegetables.


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How to store

Store the pointed kalebas in the refrigerator for a few days.

How to eat

Pointed gourd is widely used as an ingredient in curries and stir-fries. First wash, remove the ends and cut into slices or cubes. Due to its neutral taste, the pointed gourd adapts easily.


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