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Upo (Bottle Gourd)

Upo is called a bottle gourd in English because of its elongated shape.

The plant has the scientific name Lagenaria siceraria. Its fruit is a very popular vegetable in the Philippines.

You can simply sauté it with ground beef to make ginisang upo, which literally means “sautéed bottlegourd.”

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The upo gourds in the featured looks to have white mottled skin. Usually the variety grown in the Philippines is a smooth green? Angie has that photo in the media library.