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Powerful medicinal properties. Smelly. Popular in Asian markets. Do not eat raw. Edible when green and boiled twice, but toxic when orange and ripe. Being used in studies for leukemia, cancer, AIDS, diabetes. Can drop blood sugar rapidly, so diabetics or hypoglycemics pay attention. Do not take if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Leaves edible if cooked and drained. Can be juiced when green after boiling twice. When the fruit is turning from green to orange, open it up and notice the seeds are coated in red fleshy stuff. You can eat this red coating, BUT NOT THE SEEDS or the outer shell of the plant- only the red fleshy seed covers. This may seem too scary for most, but the motivating factor is that the red fleshy seed coating is almost completely LYCOPENE! This is serious healing power (especially prostate) Remember to spit out the seeds. You can eat the red seed coating raw without having to cook the plant first. But while the plant is green, you can eat the whole thing, seeds and everything if you boil it twice, changing water after first time.
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At Century City Mall, 'Nasaktan, Tumawa, Kumanta,' will be showcased by the Ampalaya group and Comedy Cartel.
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The GIFTS that are treasured are the ones into which the giver has put a lot of thought-a jar of wild honey, a rice substitute the purchase of which will help indigenous people at the same time, the best suman sa lihiya ever, a box of really flaky homemade empanadas, a jar of pickled ampalaya.
Meanwhile, under the vegetable seedlings distribution, the office reported that it has already reached out to 1,425 farmer-beneficiaries and distributed around 10,000 sets of vegetable seeds consist of okra, string bean, squash, ampalaya, eggplant, upo and tomato seedlings.
The PSA also noted varied price movements for indicator vegetables, such as ampalaya, carrots and eggplant, in selected regional centers.
In 2017, he was sold out in the first hour of Art in the Park with Billy, a boy with a heart for a head, carrying an ampalaya in its bag, a bitter heart, and Rocky, the mad lover.
We are starting to see year-on-year price declines for ampalaya, cabbage, carrots, tomato, white potato and imported garlic in the National Capital Region.
Among the organic vegetables and products they showcased were lettuce, okra, squash, ampalaya (bitter gourd), upo (bottle gourd), alugbati (malabar spinach), and organic fertilizers which farmers made themselves.