Veggies From A-Z

Bitter Melon*

Nutrition Information

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)
Look For

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.

To Store

Store melon loose in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Slice the melon only immediately before use.

To Prepare

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.

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