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BITTER MELON (Lei Gong Chiu)

      Bitter melon is a perennial plant that grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, South America, East Africa, and the Caribbean. The edible fruit is used both as food and in medicine. It is currently being studied as treatment for diabetes, cancer, viral infections, and immune disorders. Bitter melon can be enjoyed raw or cooked in various recipes. In fact, it can be pan-fried, steamed, baked, or even hollowed out and stuffed with your choice of fillings. Juice bitter melon along with a few other fruits and vegetables for a nutrient-packed beverage. Sauté bitter melon alongside tomatoes, garlic, and onions and add to scrambled eggs. While bitter melon can have many health benefits, consumed regularly, there can be adverse effects as well. This Asian bitter melon is grown in the United States, packed in 30 pound cases and is now in the market.

What’s Hot

BITTER MELON
FRAGRENT PEARS
BAHRI DATES
GARLIC WHISTELS
CHINESE MUSTARD GREENS

What’s Not

FRENCH BEANS
CACTUS PEARS
CELERY ROOT
TURNIP GREENS
GARBANZO BEANS