Pointed gourds are oblong, and smooth, 2 to 6 inches (5 to 15 cm) long glabrous, orange-red, and pointed at both ends. They are green with white or no stripes. They are yellowish-green color when young turning to burnt orange color as they mature. It can be grouped into 4 main varieties: Long, dark green with white stripes, thick and dark green with very pale green stripes, round and dark green with white stripes and tapering, green with stripes. Pointed gourd is a vegetable which is native to the Indo-Malayan region. It is widely cultivated in the eastern and some northern parts of India, particularly in North eastern Andhra, Odisha, Bengal, Assam, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
Choose bright green colored pointed gourd as they are young. Don't choose mature pointed gourds as they have less flavor
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