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Karela


Karela

Karela (mojmordica charantia) is a different form of bitter melon found in Indian cuisine. Sometimes it is called bitter gourd. It is in the same family as Chinese Bitter Melon mojmordica charantia spp. This particular variety thrives in hot humid weather, in well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. It is cultivated in African and Southeast Asian countries. It is smaller and more compact than the Chinese version.