What Is It and How Do You Eat It Winter 2012


Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon – momordica charantia; this fruit is most often eaten green or as it turns yellow, at this stage, it is crunchy and similar to cucumber or green pepper, but bitter. As this fruit ripens, it becomes even more bitter, however the pith becomes sweet and can be eaten uncooked. Bitter Melon is a popular ingredient in Asian salads, stir-fries and soups.

Cut length-wise; remove seeds and pith, sprinkle with salt and place in colander to drain for 15 minutes, pat dry. Use in stir -fry, also great with black bean dishes.

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