The Egyptian cucumber is also called sponge gourd or vegetable sponge. The young fruits can be eaten as a vegetable, but older fruits are very fibrous and become inedible. They are then used to make bath sponges.
The Egyptian cucumber is sometimes also called “smooth luffa” to distinguish it from the “ridged luffa”, a related species in the same genus. (Luffa acutangula).
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