Frieda's Specialty Produce - Fuzzy Melon


What is a Fuzzy Melon?

  • Also known as mo qua, hairy gourd, or wax gourd, they come in many shapes. When harvested young, they are truly “hairy” like a kiwifruit. They are native to Chinese and southeast Asian cuisines. They have a fleshy, soft interior and a delicate, almost bland, taste.

How to Eat

  • Cut and steam or add to soups and stir-fries. In southern China, mo qua is cut into wedges and steamed, stuffed with a meat or shrimp mixture, diced into soups, or stir-fried.

Health Benefits

  • Rich in vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose product with evenly-textured skin, free of wrinkles.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate up to 3 days.