Indian Bitter Melon
The Indian bitter melon is a tropical vine that bears a distinctive fruit which is bumpy, green and elongated. The fruit of the bitter melon contains large, flat seeds, a thin flesh layer and a thick rubbery skin. Indian bitter melon has been cultivated for centuries for both its culinary and medicinal uses. Asian cultures believe that bitter melon can prevent malaria, treat diabetes and fuel metabolism.
Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, USA