Adventures in Fruit: Bitter Melon

I found this weirdo at our local market and frankly I’m at a loss. After doing some preliminary reading I’m discovering that this native of Asia is basically the holy grail of bioactive compounds.

The only reason you aren’t seeing it at your vitamin store is that from my first try, it tastes not unlike earwax. Don’t worry: I’ll give it a go but bear with me, people.

This is Christie, signing off.

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4 thoughts on “Adventures in Fruit: Bitter Melon

  1. Melissa says:

    My Dad grows this in the garden during summertime! That one is a beauty. Filipinos are big believers in the health benefits of having bitter melon, particularly for good gastrointestinal health. I eat it to help alleviate cramping and improve flow during that lovely lady time of the month.

  2. Whoa. Can’t wait for you (emphasis on YOU) to figure this one out ;-)!

  3. elle says:

    mm I bought a bag of this the other day, but it’s sitting in my freezer and I don’t know what to do! haha XD

  4. […] pakbet I took some crucial advice from Melissa and my colleague on the preparation. I sliced up the melon, discarded the seeds and salted it and waited for about 20 minutes. There was a lot of liquid that […]

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