Bitterness does not seem like the most appealing taste for food. However, if you think about it… coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and beer. They are all a bit bitter, yet a lot of people seem to love them.
So, what about Bitter Melons?
There are different types of bitter melons so they all can look different, but no matter what they look like they have one thing in common. Their taste is bitter.
Another thing they might have in common is that they are healthy for you! It turns out bitter melon is a great source of dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Now for the Interesting fact of the day: These babies have also been used as the bittering agent instead of hops in some Chinese beers!
So, when I was little I hated the taste, and so I hated Bitter Melons. It tastes like medicine, and I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to eat it out of enjoyment. I don’t know when I suddenly grown to like the taste, but I eventually did. Bitter melon soup is still a little too much bitter for my taste buds, but let’s end this post with a great Bitter Melon dish I do like…
Meat-Stuffed Bitter Melons!!
- Bitter Melon with Spare Ribs and Garlic and Bean Sauce (denisefoodblog.wordpress.com)
- Sauteed Bitter Melon with Egg (denisefoodblog.wordpress.com)
- On tea and bitterness (mindmelodies.wordpress.com)