What are the pros? Medicinal Use
What are the cons? Germination Can Be Difficult
Bitter Gourd is new to westerners, so most reviewers don't seem to understand what it is. You can eat it as a vegetable, BUT it is also meant to be a bitter medicinal. Its medicinal use is to lower blood sugar, so no I wouldn't eat it if you have a tendency to hypoglycemia, but it can be very helpful to people concerned about diabetes. It also is supposed to be healthful for the liver. You can only eat it when it is green BEFORE the seeds develop. No, you cannot eat the seeds. You have to let a couple of the fruits ripen into a reddish/orange color before you can save the seeds. At that point, it is no longer edible.
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