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Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon should be used when young because it gets more bitter when it matures. Soak before cooking to remove some of the bitterness.

Alternative Names

Balsam Pear, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Pumpkin, Bitter Squash

Category

Fruit Vegetable

Origin

India

Flavor

Bitter, Pungent, Sour

Texture

Crisp, Tough

Prep Methods

Cut/Slice, Pickle, Soak/Steep

Cooking Method

Boil/Simmer, Braise, Sauté, Steam

Uses

see categorized dishes

Caution

Don't eat raw because bitter melon is very bitter. Use salt or soak to help remove bitterness before cooking.

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