Bitter melon, also known as karela and bitter gourd, is a plant with quite a unique fruit. Unique both in taste as well as in appearance. But the health benefits of bitter melon also stand out.
Despite the fact that bitter melon has a strong nutritional profile, it is still a somewhat underappreciated fruit. Maybe that’s because of its strong bitter taste?
That is a bit strange though, because we have learned to appreciate foods that have bitter flavors, such as dark chocolate and coffee. Or is it because we don’t really know what to do with bitter melon?