Telfairia occidentalis known as ugwu in Ibo is in the family cucurbitaceae, the calabash family. This vegetable has gained acceptability across Nigeria as a prime vegetable and this has improved its status as a utility pot herb and a medicinal herb. Ugwu is a popular vegetable consumed by a lot of Nigerians especially in the south. It is rich in many minerals and vitamins and it is highly recommended for healthy eating.
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