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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

  winter melons

 

Thailand

A basket of winter melons, which are also known as white gourds, ash gourds or wax gourds, due to the waxy coating, that is the whitish powder-like substance on its surface. It is often used in soups, but may also be stir fried or prepared in other ways. In Thai they are called fak.