What is Winter melon
Winter melon, scientific name:Benincasa hispida, is an annual vines grass and vegetables of the Benincasa genus ,of the Cucurbitaceae Department native to India and Java Island. Countless blooms yellow flowers in summer. However, the flowers come to fruition, so is a typical example of the "dustbin". In addition to vegetables and fruit, vines and leaves stir fry. Have a diuretic effect and is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Not much taste, but in China topping, stew, soup, steamed, and vinegar, and medicinal material.
Common name: winter melon, scientific name:Benincasa hispida, origin: India, Java, life type: thick vine annual grass , Stem: tendrils, leaves: palmate with 5-7 cut, Monoecious and flower color: yellow, petal number: five, flowering: summer, fruit: berries, fruit shape: oblong, fruit length: 30-50 cm, fruit diameter: 20-30 cm, pericarp color: green, flesh color: white, harvest time: July-August Applications: in addition to vegetables and fruit, vines and leaves to stir fry. The seeds are diuretic, antiphlogistic (traditional Chinese medicine), taste: tasteless, how to Cook: topping, stew, soup, steamed, vinegar, medicinal