A bitter vegetable commonly used in South and Southeast Asia, China, Caribbean, and Africa. Resembling a bumpy skinned cucumber, the melon is usually green in color, though sometimes yellow or orange.
Bitter melon is believed to aide in digestion and to combat malaria.
Preparation and Use
To help remove the bitter taste, after chopping the bitter melon, you can soak it in water with a little salt for at least 30 minutes.