Higüero | Calabash Tree
Common Name: Higüero | Calabash Tree
Binomial Nomenclature: Crescentia cujete
Culinary Use: The seed can be eaten when cooked. It is also used to make a beverage. A syrup and a popular confection called 'carabobo' is made from the seed
Medicinal Use: The pulp is astringent, emollient, expectorant and laxative. It is used in domestic medicines.
Fun Fact: The most general use of the shells is for making drinking vessels, but the larger ones serve to store all sorts of articles[