Bitter Gourd

As the name suggests, Bitter gourds are extremely aggressive to the palate and are thought to be highly nutritious because of such. The gourds are extremely popular in Chinese cuisine, where they are favoured in soups and pairings in pork stir-fries. Bitter gourds come in a great variety of shapes and sizes, though a typical look is a misshapen, olive-green, cucumber shaped fruit. The medicinal benefits of the bitter gourd are thought to be many, and for centuries at a time the gourds have been used in various folk medicine across the world.

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