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Sopropo, a vegetable with healing power

  1. The supropo is a vegetable that originates from South East Asia and that you can mainly find at toko's and tropical markets. There are two types of sopropo, the light green and the dark green. In English-speaking countries it is called bitter melon, Germany Bittermelone, but in the Netherlands we say sopropo, another name is Karela. The vegetable sopropo does not resemble a melon in the slightest, rather like a pockmarked zucchini.

Bitter vegetables

  1. Sopropo is a fairly unknown vegetable that can only be bought at small specialty stores or Asian shops with tropical products. It tastes bitter and has many health-promoting properties. Bitterness in vegetables and herbs usually means that it is very healthy. Think absinth, grapefruit and chicory, all of which are bitter and work against the malaria parasite, just like the anti-malaria drug based on bitter quinine

Kitchen vegetables or medicine

  1. When this vegetable is used for culinary purposes, it is sometimes just a bit too bitter. In India, the vegetables are placed in salt water to remove the bitterness. It is considered a vegetable that aids digestion. The bitterness is abstracted for medical reasons by cutting open the vegetable and in oil or honey

Nutritional value of sopropo

  1. The supropo is an ultra-healthy vegetable bursting with minerals and vitamins. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B11 and vitamin C. It contains the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and zinc. This makes it a very nice source of all kinds of phytonutrients that are also present in high contents. For example, the sopro bean contains twice as much beta-carotene as broccoli, twice as much calcium as spinach and twice as much potassium as a banana

Against blood poisoning

  1. Sopropo juice cleans the blood. Toxins are removed from the blood. Sepsis is a disease in which bacteria have entered the bloodstream. These bacteria or the toxins they release cause an inflammatory response. By eating sopropo or drinking the juice every day, the bacteria disappear. In the west, antibiotics are often used against blood poisoning, but in some countries this is not available. Sopropo is a natural antibiotic

Even more healing power

  1. Some medicinal effects come from substances that reside in the seeds. You don't have to throw these away when you fry the vegetables; you can just eat them and they will become very soft. The vegetable sopropo has been extensively researched for its medical uses. It works well to fight viruses. He would even work against the AIDS / HIV virus. Some phytonutrients have been proven in laboratory settings

Eating tips sopropo

  1. For medicinal purposes, people sometimes eat this vegetable raw, but then you have to be able to handle the bitterness. Sopropo is best when you bake it. It is done quickly. You can easily combine it with an onion, garlic and hot peppers. It is very bitter so you can use only half per person. An already cut sopropo cannot be kept for a long time; you have to eat the other half immediately the next day.

  2. For medicinal purposes people sometimes eat this vegetable raw, but then you have to be able to handle the bitterness. Sopropo is best when you bake it. It is done quickly. You can easily combine it with an onion, garlic and hot peppers. It is very bitter so you can only use half a person per person. An already cut sopropo cannot be kept for a long time; you have to eat the other half immediately the next day.



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