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Bitter Melon Gohya Momordica Charantia Seeds
Packet of 10+ freshly harvested seeds!
Interesting shaped fruits on a small climbing vine that has edible leaves and shoots and leaves that look like an ornamental grape.
The bitter sour pulp is great when fully ripe especially when paired with pickles or yoghurt, and the smaller green/white fruits are an interesting and very nutritious addition to stirfrys, noodle dishes and spicy curries!
It is said to be a major contributor to the extended Japanese life expectancy.
The Mrs’s makes this AWESOME pasta dish as per picture, that I really love!
Very popular all through China, Indian, SE Asia and Africa both as a delicious and nutritious food, and as a medicinal, used to treat a wide range of ailments. Know under a real multitude of names including gohya, balsam pear, pinyin, pare, paakharkhai, kaakarakaya, karela, bitter gourd, bitter squash, kuguaa, goya, cerasee, asorosi, sopropo, mara, etc. I could go on forever. There are as many names as there are cultures who eat it, and that’s a hell of a lot!
Showing a lot of promise in diabetes research.
High in just about every vitamin and mineral.
Fresh bitter melon is an excellent source of vitamin-C with 100g of raw pod providing about 140% of RDI. It is also an excellent source of health benefiting flavonoids such as b-carotene, a- carotene, lutein, zeaxanthins and good amount of vitamin A, Niacin (vitamin B-3), Pantothenic acid (vit.B-5), Pyridoxine (vit.B-6) and Minerals such as Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Manganese and Magnesium.
Good stuff hey!
Easy to grow and it’s a semi-perennial in most places so with a bit of care you should get fruit year after year like we do. If not, produces plenty of fruit containing about 10 seeds each, so once you buy it once you should have it forever.
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!