Bitter melon

A bitter melon plant in Hawaii
A bitter melon fruit in Hawaii
The flowers of a bitter melon

Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) hails from Africa in the distant past, but has spread across the globe. The small flowers are a delicate shade of yellow and are followed by somewhat spiky fruits. These are widely used in cooking, particularly in Asia, but only when the fruit is green. The ripe orange fruits are not edible.

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