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Loofa Sponge - Luffa sp.

Loofa Sponge

Luffa sp.


DESCRIPTION:

Luffa species are used extensively for their fruit as a soft gourd in many Asian dishes. Interestingly, when the fruit is dried, the strong fibers mature and create a netting that is near impossible to break by hand. Hence the name, Loofa Sponge. These dried gourds and rubbed to remove their skin and shaken to remove the seeds. The resulting sponge is amazingly useful for washing dishes, counters and even showering! You cannot find a more sustainable, more natural sponge than this!

BOTANICAL NAME:

Luffa sp.

FAMILY: Cucurbitaceae

INGREDIENTS:

Luffa fruit fiber

CUISINE TYPES:

N/A

FLAVOR:

N/A

AVAILABILITY:

Inquire

PRODUCTION STYLE:

Grown on a polyculture farm without spray. Hand harvested and machine dried.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Taiwan, Taidong.

EST. SHELF LIFE:

10 Years (sponge)

RELATED INFO:

SHIPPING METHODS:

Taiwan Shipping: 1-3 Day Postal Service, Black Cat and 7-11. Next day refrigerated and frozen delivery available door-to-door or to 7-11.

International Shipping Options: Postal Service (1-3 week air mail), EMS, Courier (DHL & FedEx), Air Freight (wholesale). Fresh produce unavailable outside of Taiwan.

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