Spicy Bitter Melon

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By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

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In Bangladesh, I discovered the pleasures of bitter melon, or korola as it’s known there, where it’s available in both the hot season and the rainy season. Also referred to as bitter gourd, bitter melon is a bumpy, pale green cucumber-shaped vegetable; it’s widely available in Asian markets in North America. It is eaten in China and Southeast Asia, as well as in the Subcontinent. It’s thought to be cleansing for the blood and very good for the health. Bitter melon is usually, as here