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Melon - Bitter

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    Bitter melon — also known as bitter gourd— is a long, slender, tropical vine, closely related to zucchini, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber family. A staple in many types of Asian cuisine.

    The usable part of the bitter melon is the green, bumpy outside part. It's a good surprise to cut open a bitter melon to find the insides have begun to turn red. The texture is a little like a roasted red pepper and it is sweet and edible. If allowed to ripen, it turns into a bright yellow sweet fruit! 

    To cook:

    Cut the ends off the bitter melon and cut in half lengthwise (do not peel). Remove the seeds and pith from the middle of the melon with a small spoon. Cut the melon diagonally into 1/4-inch slices. Place the sliced bitter melon in the boiling water and parboil until it is just tender, about 2 to 3 minutes, then drain.