It’s one of those food where you either love it or hate it! Me? LOVE it!
Momordica charantia often called bitter melon, bitter gourd or bitter squash in English, has many other local names.
It is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit, which is among the most bitter of all fruits. Its many varieties differ substantially in the shape and bitterness of the fruit. This is a plant of the tropics. Bitter melon originated in Indian subcontinent, and it was carried to China in the 14th century.