The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

Bitter Gourd

Suneeti writes:
I remember some months ago there was discussion on asafoetida in its spice form as well as the leaves (the latter apparently were fed to horses), custard apple (cherimoya), bitter-gourd and a few other items. The 'spate of emails' I am referring to is when the participants were trying to figure out which of these were ok and which weren't. I remember asking Elaine that if one removed the seeds from the bitter gourd would it then be ok to consume and she had said no. In the U.S., this particular veg. is available in the Indian grocery stores and has not yet found its way into the remaining grocery stores and therefore is an unknown to a lot of folks - that in itself can make it difficult to analyze, I presume.

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