What’s warty, green, & bitter?

I can’t take my eyes or hands off these bitter melons. (They feel a little rubbery.) That’s the extent of my curiosity, though, because the taste is described so bitter it’s barely tolerable. Also known as karela (in Hindi) and paria (in Filipino), the vegetable is used in traditional and natural medicine to treat diabetes.


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2 Responses to “What’s warty, green, & bitter?”

  1. bettye Says:

    whoa! they’re crazy!

  2. ewok1993 Says:

    In Filipino or Tagalog it’s called ampalaya. Paria is an Ilocano term. Ilocano is a dialect in the Philippines.

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