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Greeny Bitter Gourd Seeds (Momordica charantia)

RM 2.00

Bitter gourd -- also called balsam pear or bitter melon -- belongs to the same plant family as cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. Native to the tropics, bitter gourd is popular in Chinese cooking, as well as Indian, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisines. Bitter gourd contributes to a healthy diet, and benefits your health due to its rich nutrient content.

This Bitter Gourd are Chinese type and quite differ than Indian bitter gourds which are narrower than the Chinese type. They have irregular ridges and triangle-shaped "teeth" all over the surface of the skin, along with slightly ragged ridges. This Chinese gourds can grow more than 11 inches long and have blunt ends. Broader than Indian gourds, they have light green skins dotted liberally with wart-like bumps. Both types have thick skins and white seeds.

 

Preparing Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd requires some prep work before it can be eaten. Slice the gourd in half and remove the inner seeds and pith, then parboil the remaining flesh to mellow its strong flavor. After parboiling, you can use bitter melon in stir-fries and casseroles, or use it to boost the veggie content of soups. Alternatively, try stuffed bitter gourd, containing chopped vegetables, quinoa and seasoned chicken.

  • Height   : 36” –60”
  • Spacing   : 24” – 36”
  • Sun Light : > 6 hours - Full
  • Water  : Average
  • Harvest   : 56 - 65 days
  • Sowing : Sow seeds 1/2" deep
  • Germination : 7 – 14 Days
  • Size  :  8” – 12”
  • Color : Light Green
  • Quantity : 6 seeds/pack

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