Gongura Leaves are broad, medium to large in size, flat, and pliable. The vibrant green colored leaves of Gongura are deeply lobed with three to five serrated, finger-shaped leaflets. They come from a dense shrub-like plant that typically reaches heights of two to three meters. They have reddish-purple stems with dark green foliage and trumpet-shaped flowers. Their flowers have five creamy yellow petals that fade to a deep maroon in the center. Warm temperatures also affect the taste of the Gongura leaf because the hotter it gets, the sourer the leaf will taste. They are available in the summer. Gongura was originated in India and Malaysia and was soon cultivated in parts of Africa. Today they can be available in India, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Africa. They are used in Andhra cuisine.
Go for gongura that have firm, unwilted leaves that are vividly deep green in color with no signs of yellowing or browning.
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