Living up to its name, bitter melon can give a kick that can make your face cringe, however its bitter taste might turn some people away from it, in-fact, it can really sweeten your health by virtue of its disease preventing and health promoting phyto chemical compounds. With a little bit of creativity and prep, your bitter melon can had a tasteful and healthy punch to any dish!
- Bitter melon does not have to be peeled. Just rinse well to remove any dirt and pat dry.
- Cut in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and scrape off the inner white pith.
- Slice crosswise at a slight angle to ¼-inch thickness, then place in a bowl. Cover with fresh water and add 2-3 tablespoons of salt. Let sit for about 15 to 20 minutes and drain just before cooking.
Farms that grow Bitter Melon
- Pacific Gateway Center