Bitter Gourd AKA Bitter Melon Seeds
Bitter Gourd AKA Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) is a sub-tropical/tropical vine that grows best in warmer seasons such as spring and summer. It grows well in container gardens and in the ground. Plant seeds indoor 1-2 weeks before the last frost then transplant them outside they reach approx. 5 inches. In warmer climates, they can be germinated outdoors. Requires average watering like most vegetables to maintain the soil moist. Best to be grown in full sun, or where it gets at least half day of sun.
Bitter Gourd belongs in the gourd family, and produces beautiful fruits that start as green then turns golden yellow when ripe. In Chinese, Indian and Japanese culinary, green fruits are harvested for stir fry, stuffed and cooked in broth, and braising. When the fruits are green, they have a crisp texture, and have a pleasantly bitter taste which adds another dimension to cooking. The bitter is thought to have healing properties for our health. When the fruits ripen, they become soft, and bitter is less intense. The skin around the seed turns red and has a creamy sweet flavor. Picking the fruit when it just starts to turn yellow taste best thinly sliced to add in salads. Goes well with a sweet and tang dressing.
♥Why Eat Bitter Gourd?♥
Bitter Gourd fruits can be juiced to drink as a liver tonic and supporting immunity. The leaves and the fruits both dried or fresh can be simmered to make tea. This plant is beneficial for heart, kidney, bladder, liver health. It contains vitamins A, C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc.
♥What You Will Receive♥
12 Bitter Gourd Seeds from my garden
♥ Growing Bitter Gourd ♥
♥Our Growing Practice♥
We believe that growing high quality foods require high quality soil; therefore, the ingredients we use for growing are of higher standards compared to the conventional systems. All our plants are grown in full organic soil, GMO FREE, and are not treated with any chemicals or pesticide.
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