Bitter Gourd is a member of the same family as cucumbers. True to its name it really does have a bitter taste. Although, the bitterness can be reduced by soaking the vegetable in salt water overnight or boiling in water for about 15 minutes and then discarding the water. If you have a sweet tooth, the bitterness might turn you off. So, we urge you to consider breaking through the taste boundary and giving it a go to benefit from its disease preventing and health promoting phytochemical compounds.
We think its best enjoyed in a Sri Lankan curry.
Whats so healthy about Bitter Gourd?