Organic Bitter Gourd from OrganicSiri®
Bitter melon has been linked to a number of significant health benefits, in addition to its sharp flavor and striking appearance. It is used in preparing curries, chips and other tasty dishes. Because of its bitter taste, we overlook the wide range of benefits this gourd offers.
Also known as
Kakara, Karela, Bitter melon
High in antioxidants, flavonoids, and other polyphenol chemicals, which may aid to decrease a variety of health problems. Saponins and terpenoids are bioactive substances found in Kakara. These substances may also help diabetics lower their blood sugar levels and are responsible for the bitter taste of the vegetable. Karela is low in calories but high in fiber, making it a perfect complement to a weight-loss diet.
How to use Bitter Gourd
Cooking can be done with both fresh pods and young leaves. This bitterness could be reduced by marinating in the salt-spice mixture and drying in the sun or use traditional ways, such as boiling in salted water for 5-10 minutes and then discarding the water, or marinating in yoghurt for 30 minutes. Karela can be used in a variety of recipes, including stuffed karela, stir fry, khatta metta karela, and karela chips, to name a few.
Requires sandy loam soils that are rich in organic matter and have good drainage. A weak climber that requires help to grow; hence it is typically cultivated in a pandal system. At OrganicSiri, we grow all our crops in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals.
Bitter Melon is highly perishable owing to its high moisture content, which causes rapid metabolic changes that result in yellowing and spoilage. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Generally sown in July and January, as this plant requires moderate warm climate. We try and plant the crop round the year.
How to buy Organic Bitter Gourd
We deliver organic vegetables, fruits and staples to most of Hyderabad. Here is how to order online: How to order organic food?