Ampalaya

Ampalaya
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 427.2
  • Total Fat: 47.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 371.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Introduction

Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) with coconut milk and soy sauce. Ampalaya comes primarily from the Philippines, and is known for many health benefits: prevent/counteract type-II diabetes, increase insulin sensitivity, treating HIV infection, improve immune cell function in cancer patients, improve function of digestion and intestinal tract, and treat malaria, to name a few.
It's bitter taste compliments many foods, but is especially popular with eggs and rice for breakfast.

Don't consume the seeds. They can be toxic to children, and contraindicated during pregnancy.
Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) with coconut milk and soy sauce. Ampalaya comes primarily from the Philippines, and is known for many health benefits: prevent/counteract type-II diabetes, increase insulin sensitivity, treating HIV infection, improve immune cell function in cancer patients, improve function of digestion and intestinal tract, and treat malaria, to name a few.
It's bitter taste compliments many foods, but is especially popular with eggs and rice for breakfast.

Don't consume the seeds. They can be toxic to children, and contraindicated during pregnancy.

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    One Ampalaya (bitter melon)
    3 ounces Coconut Milk
    2 tsp Soy Sauce
    3 tbsp Oil (Olive or Canola)

Directions

2-4 Servings, depending on size of Ampalaya (bitter melon)

Preparation:
Wash and lightly scrub outside of Ampalaya
Cut Ampalaya in half
Remove seeds and pulp
Cut into 1/8-1/4" thick wheels or chunks
Heat oil in skillet with medium-to-high heat

Cooking:
Place cut Ampalaya (bitter melon) in oil
Fry until cut portions begins to brown
Add Coconut Milk
Reduce until Coconut Milk thickens
Reduce heat, add Soy Sauce
Heat until sauce is creamy

Serve ampalaya with eggs, rice, and hot chili sauce as a traditional Philipino breakfast.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DUANE.KIDMAN.

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