Nabera: ナーベーラー

Okinawan name: nabera ナーベーラー

Japanese name: hechima ヘチマ

English: sponge gourd, loofah

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Uses: stir-fries, soups.

Notes: very watery, and the taste is “earthy.” Best to use with something flavorful, it will soak up some of that flavor.

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