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Where Does A Luffa Sponge Come From?

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Where Does A Luffa Sponge Come From?

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Posted October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)

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Luffas, sometimes spelled "loofahs," are nonwoody vines of the cucumber family. The interior, fibrous skeletons of the fruit are used as sponges. Other names for the luffa include: dishcloth gourd, rag gourd, and vegetable sponge.

Sources: Everett, Thomas H. The New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture, vol. 6, p. 2068; The Wise Garden Encyclopedia, p. 602.

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