Scientific name of spine gourd is Momordica dioica. Spine gourd is a cucurbitaceous vegetable which is closely related to bitter gourd. However, it is not bitter in taste as bitter gourd. As in case of other cucurbitaceous vegetables (cucurbits) which mainly include melons and gourds, spine gourd is also grown as a summer vegetable in tropical and subtropical countries.
This is not your ordinary recipe book for zucchini. This book has new, exciting, and flavorful recipes you will want to make all summer long. Even the most reluctant zucchini eater will love these recipes. Each one has been taste tested by those who like zucchini and those who do not. If they did not pass both tests, they were not put in this book!