Chinese Bitter Melon

Chinese Bitter Melon

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Chinese bitter melon, also known as bitter cucumber, is a fruit of the plant Momordica charantia. You can easily identify this cucumber-shaped vegetable by its warty, pebbly surface and the unique bitter taste for which it is named. Not only does Chinese bitter cucumber serve as the main ingredient in various Asian cuisines, it also contains a number of health benefits.

Region

South and Central America

Recommended Temp Storage Zone

48-50°F (Cold Storage)

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yes

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