bitter melon

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bitter melon

n.
1. A tropical annual vine (Momordica charantia) native to Asia, having yellow flowers and orange, warty fruits that open at maturity to expose red-coated seeds. Various parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine or for food.
2. The immature green fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. In both senses also called bitter gourd.

bitter melon

The fruit of a Chinese vine related to cucumbers, administered in tea, capsules or retention enemas, which allegedly “purifies” blood, prevents viral infections and has antiretroviral activity. It has been used for managing diabetes, gastrointestinal complaints and cancer.

bit·ter mel·on

(bit'ĕr mel'ŏn)
Momordica charantia, tropical fruit that is typically consumed as a juice, although sometimes eaten. Limited studies suggest use in Type 2 diabetes; also purportedly of value as an antiinfective.
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For example: carrot (50 percent), cabbage (14 percent), potato (17 percent), ampalaya (43 percent), eggplant (100 percent), pechay (43 percent) and sitao (25 percent).
Growing vegetables will give farmers a much lower profit compared to rice production, although in their experience, 'ampalaya' production earned better than planting other types of vegetables, he said.
Adults are urged to eat malunggay leaves as its vitamin C content is higher than those of ampalaya leaves.
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De Castro also expressed confidence that she would get the much-needed support from her colleagues despite being ridiculed by some sectors for her role in the ouster of Sereno, with some even branding her as 'ampalaya justice' (ampalaya is the bitter gourd) for admitting that she was disappointed when then-President Beningo S.
I am not diabetic, but I'm prone to [build-up of] uric acid [yet still] I eat monggo with dahon ng ampalaya with chicharon." (I avoid foods rich with uric acid.
Marc Fernand Mira, 28, was nabbed along with Markson Ramiro, 32, and Joey Magat, 32, at the corner of Ampalaya and Palay streets in Barangay Tumana.
I also mix and match other veggies and herbs such as onions, a bit of garlic, turnips, basil leaves and even bitter melon (ampalaya), among others.
'Tigilan na natin ang ampalaya. Mapait yan paminsan-minsan, pero maganda yan sa kalusugan ah (Let's leave the ampalaya alone.
The agency identified the products as Body Defense Vitamin C Plus Food Supplement, Health and Naturals Propolis Soft Gel Food Supplement, and Health and Naturals Ampalaya Soft Gels Food Supplement.