The bittermelon plant in my garden really took off so fast because of the recent rains that we had. I actually had been gathering the fruits as well as the leaves which we use in soups like mung bean soup and chicken tinola which locals call Chicken Paraya.
I have done a little research on bittermelon but we already know that it is rich in iron and some other nutrients that will combat diabetes.
That’s why I would like to have it in my garden, I could just pick some leaves if I need it for my cooking. My mom used to make mushroom soup with bittermelon leaves and it is really good. I would recommend using oyster mushrooms for this recipe.

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  1. hello. i was wondering if you could tell me how to make that oyster mushroom and ampalaya leaf soup. i remember having that too. i think it’s easy to make, but i was hoping you had a recipe.

    thank you!

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