Contrary to common misconception, loofah sponge is a vegetable fiber – not a sea sponge!
Species: Luffa aegyptiaca / Luffa cylindrica
Prized in many cultures as an edible vegetable when the fruits are young, the inner network of fibers of the vine-ripened loofah fruits harden to form the recognizable loofah sponges which have a multitude of uses throughout the home.
The Many Uses of Loofah
The sheer versatility of loofah is incredible!