bitter melon

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balsam pear

balsam pear

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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The details were given out by QSAA president Ali Mohamed al-Kuwari and Trap Concaverde president Ivan Karela on the sidelines of the Qatar Shotgun Open at the Losail Shooting Range yesterday.
First, fry the onions and karela (1kg) for 20 minutes.
Indian Security Forces also resorted to unprovoked firing at Jandrot, Nikhial and Karela Sectors, as a result of which one more civilian was killed and four others were injured, it added.
She even ate karela (bitter gourd) and kaddu (pumpkin) for years, in accordance with his diet.
Momordica charantia, also known as bitter gourd, bitter melon and Karela, belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family and is commonly consumed as a food (bitter flavouring) in India.
Devi Dayal ( 50) of Karela village of Mahoba district reportedly fell sick after seeing his damaged crops.
Bitter gourd (BG) also called as bitter melon bitter apple or karela (Momordica charantia L.
I've had to really cut down on drinking, no more cocktails for me, and I'm drinking disgusting green stuff from a blender - lots of spirulina and karela," said Julien.
Fifteen commercial varieties including Sindhri, Langra, Chaunsa, Anwer Ratol, Began Pali, Daseri, Laal Badshah, Saleh Bahi, Collector, Gulab Khasa, Jageer Dar, Koonj, Sonaro, Almas and others about 185 non-commercial varieties, such as Gulab Khasa, Harni, Lal Pat, Rangeen Saroli, Haji Wala, Neelam, Zafran, Karela, Rut Aaam, Chaman etc as well as seasonal fruits including Water Melon, Grapes, Apple, Banana, Dates, Pine, etc were displayed at more the 400 stalls of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Mango Exhibition hall.
Paneer makhni (made from cottage cheese, tomato and cashew nut gravy), bharwan karela (a bitter gourd dish), dal amala (a black lentil dl), and a basket of bread arrive.
In a study of the influence of age, education, and marital status on occupational stress, Galanakis, Stalikas, Kallia, Karagianni, and Karela (2009) reported that women experienced higher levels of occupational stress than did men.