Hairy Gourd (節瓜)
Hong Kong

  • $44


Sold in packs of 600g / 1.3 lbs

Fridays Only Pre-order - Cut-off for the coming Friday delivery would be on Thursday at 2pm. Delivery of all items will be done on the same Friday that your pre-order is ready

Locally-grown & harvested within a day or two from delivery to ensure you get the freshest & tasting produce!

Hairy Gourds (also known as 節瓜, 毛瓜 or Little Winter Melon) get their name from their hairy green skin, and have firm white flesh with a mild flavor; Use them in the same ways that you would yellow summer squash & zucchini for soup. They are viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine to expel heat, detoxify the body, and reduce inflammation

What is Permaculture?

Different by Design.

Permaculture uses organic farming methods but goes way beyond & utilizes a holistic design in reducing its environmental footprint.

Read more about it here!

Seasonality

Seasonal all-year round

Pairings
Hairy Gourds are best paired with:

  • Beancurd
  • Fish
  • Ginger
  • Mushrooms
  • Pork
  • Salted Duck Egg
  • Vermicelli
Health Benefits

  • Neutralizes Free Radicals: Hairy Gourd contains numerous essential nutrients, such as magnesium, vitamin C as well as other antioxidant compounds that help to neutralize free radicals (which are natural, dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism associated with heart disease, cancer & premature aging amongst others) in your body
  • Multiple Uses in Chinese Medicine: Hairy Gourd soup is said to help clear one's body heat, acting as a diuretic, stimulating appetite as well as enhancing digestion, which helps lower blood pressure & lipids
Nutritional Values (% of your Daily Value*)
*Daily Value of your nutritional needs, per 100g serving, assuming a caloric intake of 2,000 calories per day. More info here. Sourced from the USDA National Nutrient Database.
Health Benefits are based on empirical research as cited above, but this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.