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.
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Castaneda said this is the second time he and other members of his group will plant garlic in addition to their other vegetable crops like eggplant, ampalaya and string beans.
In Marikina, a 17-year-old boy was collared for allegedly selling shabu at the corner of Ampalaya and Talong streets in Barangay Tumana.
He said this is the second time they would plant ginger apart from their other vegetable crops, among them eggplant, ampalaya, and string beans.
As an anti-Valentine treat, Ampalaya Monologues will stage 'Camp Ampalaya' by Mark Ghosn.
With the theme, Ang panguma isip usa ka negosyo, makauswag sa kinabuhi (farming as a business could improve life condition), the training was participated by the members of the Canitoan Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (CAFAMCO) and the Pagatpat Cagayan de Oro Farmers Association Incorporated (PACAFAI), in which they were taught on land preparation, soil sampling, and strategies on planting vegetables such as eggplant, tomato, string beans and ampalaya.
My vegetable choice that day was ampalaya, made with bitter green melon sprinkled with an egg-white topping mixture.
These include ampalaya, tomato, cucumber, okra, string beans and others.
Those I found interesting were a pakbet drink whose ampalaya flavor came out surprisingly well, and a beverage with various healthy ingredients from the town of Echague.
Affected vegetable crops are ampalaya, baguio beans, eggplant, okra, pole sitao, sayote, sili, tomato and upo, which are on their fruiting stage,' the report read.
element-invisibleBusiness ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1The organic seed production area for tomato, eggplant, squash, ampalaya, bottle gourd, sponge gourd, mustard, okra, pole sitao, and cowpea consists of a three-hectare land inside BPI-LBNCRDC.
High value crops that will be planted includes eggplant, bell pepper, sweet potato, ampalaya, string beans, tomato, cucumber, papaya, ginger, okra, corn, squash, kangkong, pechay, and various root crops.