momordica


Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac Fruit

Vine or creeperFull sunWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Gac fruit, Spiny bitter-cucumber, Chinese bitter-cucumber. Momordica Cochinchinencis is a traditional medicinal plant in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, the Philippines, and the Caribbean, and has been used since early time. It was commonly grown in gardens and gave red fruit with red pulp. It is a good vegetable, delicious is curries, pickled, stir-fried, and salads; but it cannot be eaten raw. The light brown seeds are embedded in white, cottony flesh; but the seed coverings do taste pleasantly sweet and are often used as a condiment.



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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot