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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He said the trainees may have eaten beef ampalaya or bought bottles of water sold outside the BOC.
'Except for some delays in between chemotherapy sessions due to falling platelet counts and low hemoglobin levels, his treatment went smoothly because he has no problem ingesting ampalaya juice, carrots, tomatoes and papaya,' Maryiel said.
Tigilan na nila ang ampalaya. Ang ampalaya, maganda lang sa diabetes (Stop ampalaya [apparently referring to bitterness], which is only good for diabetic)," Moreno said.
Among the produce are eggplant, cucumber, string beans, kangkong, sili, ampalaya, okra and kamatis.
the day I was rescued consisted of one small cup of rice, a matambaka fish for viand paired with half-boiled okra and ampalaya, tomatoes with ginamos, and a fried egg.
The New Filipino Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Around the Globe is more than a cookbook, though it features recipes of 30 Filipino chefs and home cooks who have lived abroad, including "Tortang Ampalaya" (stir-fried bitter melon omelet), "Tinola" (ginger chicken soup with moringa), "Sylvana" (balls of almond and candied lemon peel meringue filled with coffee praline buttercream), and more.
FulLife Natural Options, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, has introduced Charantea Ampalaya Tea, an all-natural, caffeine-free tea meant to help stabilize the blood sugar levels of diabetics.
The popular ampalaya tablet is set for reformulation this year when adverse effects such as nausea, gastric pain, headache, dizziness, vomiting, and rashes were reported, Lazarte said.
"Doon sa assorted vegetable po natin na naapektuhan [The affected assorted vegetables] were the following: squash, sitaw, eggplant, pechay, ampalaya, upo, tomato, sweet potato, okra, hot pepper, mung bean, onion, garlic, snap and beans.
Belo, Manaois and Herminigildo were collared for alleged possession of shabu along Ampalaya street in Barangay Tumana.
The PSA report indicated that Filipinos ate only 2.37 kg of ampalaya; eggplant, 4.26 kg; squash, 2.9 kg; cabbage, 1.13 kg; pechay, 1.24 kg; stringbeans, 1.92 kg; and munggo, 0.81 kg.
Among the vegetable seeds distributed were pole sitao, eggplant, squash, ampalaya, mungbean, pechay, okra, and upo.