Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
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Opo squash is available year round.
Cylindrical-shaped, the smooth-skinned Opo squash varies from a light green to chartreuse and is usually harvested when ten to twelve inches long. The white meat holds several edible, white seeds and offers a mild flavor reminiscent to a blend of summer squash and cucumber. Opo squash are also known as bottle gourd, sorakaya and lauki.
Squashes provide vitamin A and vitamin C, some of the B vitamins, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, iron, and are a good source of fiber.
Opo squash, or bottle gourd are popular in traditional Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. The thick, green outer skin may be eater and does not need peeling. Dice opo squash and cook into sauces such as tomato or eggplant. Cook in curry or chutney by combining with coconut milk and Indian spices. Add chunks of squash to vegetables, broth and lentils for a stew. Add grated opo squash to breads and chocolate cakes for a mild, moist texture. Opo squash will keep well in cool, dry storage for 2-3 weeks.
An Oriental squash, the Opo squash is a member of the cucumber family and is native to the tropical areas of Southeast Asia. Grown in Mexico and the United States, California is a major producer. A member of the Cucurbit family and of the Lagenaria siceraria species, this trellised plant loves a warm climate.
Recipes that include Opo Squash. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Tekka Centre ????
Little India Wet MarketNear Singapore, Singapore
About 19 days ago, 1/09/15
Spotter's comments : Opo Squash spotted at Tekka Centre ????.
Ralphs Hillcrest Near San Diego, California, United States
About 33 days ago, 12/26/14
Spotter's comments : Opo Squash spotted at Ralphs Hillcrest.
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Fresno EvergreenNear Santa Monica, California, United States
6266 W. Belmont Ave, Fresno 93723
About 210 days ago, 7/02/14
Spotter's comments : Opo Squash spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
World Market Produce Near San Diego, CA, United States
About 360 days ago, 2/02/14
Spotter's comments : Opo Squash spotted at World Market Produce. Indian Market is selling opo squash
Thuan Phat Supermarket Near San Diego, CA, United States
About 449 days ago, 11/05/13
Spotter's comments : Opo Squash spotted at Thuan Phat Supermarket. Oriental stir-fry night! Super affordable $.49
No190 North Chongqing Road Near Shanghai, Shanghai, China
About 650 days ago, 4/19/13
Spotter's comments : Fresh Opo Squash is available .
Save On Foods Near 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada
About 690 days ago, 3/09/13