GISODA

Gisoda resembles a cucumber with 10 ribs. Its tough, green skin is sometimes slightly bitter to taste, its creamy-white flesh less so.

Gisoda is a member of the gourd family that includes courgettes, marrows and squash.

GISODA are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Slice gisoda and fry with spices. Ideal to serve with tandoori meats.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g: energy 50 kcal, 210 kJ; protein 2.0g; carbohydrate 9.0g; fat 0.7g.

Preparation

Trim the ribs prior to cooking.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place.

Choosing

Gisoda should be firm and free from soft spots.

Fun Fact

Gisoda if also known as Angled Loofah due to its resemblance to the ubiquitous bathroom accessory.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Kenya