While Bitter Melon originates from India it is now commonly grown in all tropic and sub-tropic regions world-wide including China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. It is widely used in these regions for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The texture is juicy and its’ appearance resembles that of cucumber only more bitter in taste and having a more bumpy and jagged exterior. It can be eaten raw and is a popular ingredient in some Southeast Asian and Indian salads.
Bitter melon has been traditionally used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes in many different cultures. In Okinawa, the indigenous people popularly credit this widely used vegetable for their legendary long life expectancy. Other traditional medicinal uses include stomach complaints, fever, diabetes, respiratory ailments, skin problems, ulcers, gout, and rheumatism.
Here at Wheatgrass Central we grow over one hundred different varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and sprouts in our Greenhouses and our Organic Gardens. Every day we deliver produce grown on-site fresh to the kitchen for the benefit and pleasure of our guests. Come to Hippocrates for our world-renowned Life Transformation Program to get the full download on the amazing benefits of the plant-based diet.