Farm Grown Luffa
A loofah, as it is commonly known, is a fibrous plant seed pod. The luffa plant is a cucurbit, a group of plants including
gourds, pumpkins, and cucumbers. It grows as a flowering annual vine of subtropical Asian origin. The pollinated flowers grow
cylindrical green fruits that eventually develop into a seed pod filled with many intertwined cellulose fibers. The outer
skin is removed to reveal the "loofah" inside. (Not to be confused with "sea sponges" that are members
of the animal kingdom. They grow on the sea floor and filter food out of the water)
USES FOR LUFFA SPONGES
These natural sponge wonders of the vegetable world have
many uses. They'll make your skin squeaky clean or shine up your dirty dishes. Luffa are soft and edible when young and can
be cooked and eaten like squash or okra. They turn into a tough mass of fiber when mature.
Luffas are excellent
in the bath or shower. The exfoliating action leaves your skin feeling the cleanest and tightest it could possibly be. Having
someone scrub your back with a luffa sponge is an incredibly pleasurable experience.