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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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Potato per kilogram is Rs 42, Onion Rs 35, Tomato 66, Ginger Rs 85, Garlic (China) Rs 285, Garlic Desi 92, Lemon Rs 92, Lady Finger Rs 70, Green Zucchini Rs 70, Pumpkin Rs 60, Brinjal Rs 50, Peas Rs 145, Farsh Bean Rs 72, Tanda Desi Rs 68, Cucumber Rs 40, Capsicum Rs 92/60, Green Chilli Rs 42, Cauliflower Rs 90/60, Cabbage Rs 52, Bittergourd Rs 55, Spinach Rs 36/26, Turnip Rs 68, Yam Rs 60, Maroo Rs 62, Carrot Rs 95 and Egg per dozen Rs 99.
Tenders are invited for Tender for supply of agricultural inputs coconut development board, state centre, kolkata proposes to empanel agencies for supply of agricultural inputs - chemical fertilizers like urea, ssp, mop, borax, mgso4, different vegetable seeds like bhendi, pumpkin, bittergourd, ridgegourd, cucumber etc, equipments like foot sprayers, 1.00 hp electric pumpset - in the state of west bengal for the year 2016-17 under lodp scheme of the board.
A compound known as 'charantin', present in the bittergourd is used in the treatment of diabetes in reducing blood sugar level.