Saturday, February 23, 2019

Have You Ever Tasted a Paria?

Paria from Asian Shop

I visited the Asian shop in my city yesterday. I found several “paria,” “peria” or “pariah in language of South East Asian countries. It is refer to a bitter gourd, a bitter melon or a green gem in English. Some people categorized it as fruit, other said vegetable. I myself prefer to call the vegetable.

The size is not that long, around 12 cm, and weight is less than 1 pound. The color is green, but change to yellow when ripe. The price is quite reasonable in America, US$ 0.99 per-pound. Since I bought three pieces, I paid for US$ 2.71 only.

Length of 3 “paria” in a plate

I read from several literatures, the vegetable is easy to grow in hot and humid areas. Thus, it is possible to grow “paria” during summer in American southern. After sowing the seed, we could harvest “paria” in 60 days. Quite short period.

Eating cooked or boiled “paria” could improve our appetite. It also has good nutritional values, some of them are: dietary fiber, protein, variety of minerals and vitamins. Many people in Japan, Korea and China used “paria” to cure several diseases.

Have you seen a “paria” in the market in your country or anywhere else?

21 comments:

  1. ...I've never eaten this, but have seen it on a blog from Malaysia.

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      I visited the Asian shop in my city yesterday. I found several “paria,” “peria” or “pariah in language of South East Asian countries. It is refer to a bitter gourd, a bitter melon or a green gem in English. Some people categorized it as fruit, other said vegetable. I myself prefer to call the vegetable.

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  2. I have seen this fruit/vegetable in our Asian produce markets but have never tried it yet. I did read that it is very good for health so will probably give it a try sometime. Have a great Sunday!

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      The size is not that long, around 12 cm, and weight is less than 1 pound. The color is green, but change to yellow when ripe. The price is quite reasonable in America, US$ 0.99 per-pound. Since I bought three pieces, I paid for US$ 2.71 only.

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  3. They look a bit like bitter melon. Does it taste bitter?

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  4. I agree with Angie above, it looks like bitter melon. Asian vegetables are commonly available these days and we eat a variety of them frequently.

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      The size is not that long, around 12 cm, and weight is less than 1 pound.

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  6. I never had this before and this is the first time I've seen a photo of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I have never seen these nor heard of them before.

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  8. Edible gourds: who knew? Thanks for teaching me something!

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  9. Nice article, in my region lombok its called perie bitter n not too bitter, actually i like it very much. .

    Never forget to visit my blog in my profile yap bro.. Hee

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  10. Yes - I've eaten - but a long time ago...

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