Anti aging, and surprise super food. Any great bitter melon recipes?

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    Nov 19, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Start eating bitter melon, it's been in 171 papers with numerous benefits from fighting diabetes, depression, cancer, weight loss, headaches, and HIV as shown in scientific research in the link below... looking for good recipes... how do you make a bitter thing taste good? how about juicing it?
    http://gogenes.org/p3fd_test.php?g=Bitter%20melon&c=171&d=37
    Bitter melon is also antagonist to cancer and diabetes:
    http://gogenes.org/p3fd1_test.php?f=Bitter%20melon&g=Diabetes
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    I gave my juicer away (to a fellow RJ'er) cause it's a royal bitch to clean.

    Now I kinda wish I'd kept it. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    Where can you buy bitter melons?
  • Medjai

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    Nov 20, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    May I see said 171 papers?
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    I don't know about the 171 papers, but I love bitter melon. It's my favorite vegetable. Dry fried with peppers, stir fried with black bean sauce and beef, or stuffed with pork hash - delicious. The bitter taste comes from quinine so maybe that'll help with malaria. icon_wink.gif

    You can buy to in most Asian markets. There are two varieties, Chinese and Indian. I prefer the Chinese. Or you can grow it - we ate it from our garden all summer.

  • Nico3687

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    Nov 20, 2012 5:20 AM GMT

    Interesting! Thank you, you've given me something new to try
  • xysx

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    Nov 20, 2012 6:12 AM GMT
    I've seen those in a couple of the asian marts close to my home, but have never known what they ere, or what to do with them. Thanks for the info. though i guess I STILL don't know what to do with them.) icon_confused.gif
  • CHD88

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    Nov 20, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    It's an acquired taste. I hated it as a kid, but grew to kind of like it...thanks to my stubborn mom for forcing that stuff down my throat.

    It's pretty hard to take the bitterness out of it so I suggest that you just force yourself to eat it in small doses until you become accustomed to it. I don't really think anyone will like it the first time they try it. That being said, my mom likes to cut them up and fry them with scrambled eggs and then I just add soy sauce and eat it over rice. Or she makes soup where she boils the bitter melon with a meat mixture inside of it...sorry I don't know the recipe so I can list the specific ingredients. I'm sure there are some good recipes online somewhere.

    And I the thought of juicing that stuff frightens me...try it though and tell me how it goes haha.
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    Nov 20, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    i just heard of these on a cooking show today.... Do they taste good? Raw, cooked, can u simply eat them?
  • calibro

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    Nov 20, 2012 7:38 AM GMT
    one, you have to scoop out the inside. then blanch it and stir fry
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:06 AM GMT
    omg...is that what that is called?! my mom used to make it all the time....scooped out the insides, stuffed it with seasoned ground pork and simmered it in a soup base, then served over rice....

    ....then i'd pour alot of sriracha in my bowl to drown out the bitter taste icon_lol.gif

    mmm...now i'm hungry for some home cooking.
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:40 AM GMT
    Jockular said....then i'd pour alot of sriracha in my bowl to drown out the bitter taste icon_lol.gif


    Ugh, I don't think there's enough Sriracha in the world to hide the bitter taste...

    Guess that makes me a wimp. Unless it's in a pill/capsule form, no thank you.
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    calibro saidone, you have to scoop out the inside. then blanch it and stir fry


    Blanching may tone down the bitterness but is not strictly necessary. I only do it sometimes.

    Google "bitter melon recipe" or "bitter gourd recipe". You'll find plenty of traditional Chinese recipes.
  • Beastmode

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    Nov 20, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Definitely an acquired taste. Goes well in an omelette.
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    Nov 22, 2012 10:42 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidFor those who can't stand the taste here's a supplement:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTWb5VukWRPfI7aaw83FAP



    Thanks for the pic. I think this is a winner. Some one just told me to stir fry it with garlic/onion and some brown sugar ... for those who like the bitter sweet taste... A second dish is egg-based, like an omelet or a kish.... haha, the guy above me just mentioned that... got to give it a try.
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
    My blood might work. My body seems to be stuck in late Puberty...hoorah for cracking voice, occasional break outs, growing facial hair fail, random hardons icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:39 AM GMT
    Hmm speaking of anti aging foods there was a study mentioned on the radio today where a group of people consumed 80g of watercress a day for four weeks and 7 out of 10 reported a significant reduction in wrinkles/improvement in skin tone.

    It's attributed to the food's high Vit C and A content.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2216852/Eat-way-facelift-Watercress-latest-wonder-food-battle-anti-ageing.html
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:47 AM GMT
    nice, watercress sounds great. Here is a recipes: Chicken watercress salad with balsamic vinegar (and tomatoes and avocados). Watercress has other health properties researched: http://gogenes.org/p3fd_test_sub.php?g=Watercress&c=79&d=24