1 serving = 53 g (125 mL)
- Very high in Vitamin C (74% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
- High in folacin (17% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
- Sodium-free (3 mg per serving)
- Fat-free (0.1 g per serving)
Firm, unblemished melons from 5 to 12 inches in length. Choose melons that are still green for a more bitter flavour and choose yellow-orange melons for a milder taste.
Store melon loose in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Slice the melon only immediately before use.
Cut in half and discard the seeds and fibrous core. To reduce the bitterness, blanch in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. The skin is edible and the melon is not typically peeled. Bitter melon is commonly stuffed, curried or pickled.