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Sopropo vegs...

By Chinga
This week I'm going for green vegetables, green fruit, and green pods. GrinGrinGrin
Sopropo I find very interesting! Related to the cucumber it is also an immature fruit. Sopropo is native to tropical Asia, but comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This shots were taken in a vegetable market in Sri Lanka.
The typical sopropo is green, 20 to 30 cm long and oval shaped. Sopropo has an undulating surface. Its flesh surrounds a central seed cavity filled with large flat seeds .The seeds are white.The flesh is crunchy and watery in texture and has a bitter taste. It is often used in Chinese cooking for its bitter flavour, typically in stir-fries, soups, and teas. It is also a popular ingredient for salads or to stuff. The skin is tender and edible. But did you know that Sopropo is also called ‘Bitter Melon’ and ‘Bitter Gourd’ and it is the most bitter amongst all other vegetables?

Tags: General Green Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Dec 2012 12:24PM
Thanx Isabel - now I have discovered Sopropo and know a lot about it and it does not sound like something my son will eat Smile A great green photo SmileGrin

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10 Dec 2012 12:37PM
A lovely green image Isabel and a very informative description. I had never heard of Sopropo until today
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Dec 2012 12:49PM
Never heard of one of these, Isabel, so thank you for your informative write-up. They don't sound too pleasant, either, being so bitter, but I guess the Sri Lankas and Chinese like them Smile Carol
10 Dec 2012 12:51PM
Bitter or not, still.........many of "use", Isabel!!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 12:57PM
Great green textures!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 1:05PM
kinda green then ....?
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 1:13PM
A beautifully lush and green image, full of many wonderful photographic ingredients.

Regards Nathan
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 1:19PM
When I get around to it, I am going to upload a Green hairstreak - just for youWink

10 Dec 2012 1:23PM
A great write up Isabel would not have had a clue what it wasWink..Lin
10 Dec 2012 1:26PM
Great green captures Isabel, both show nice detail,
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
10 Dec 2012 1:55PM
V1 makes a nice pattern
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Dec 2012 2:08PM
Great write up and great textures Isabel.


Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 2:22PM
I will stick to sprouts I think Isabel..........................
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 Dec 2012 2:36PM
Could the world get any greener than this? Two fine studies and interesting info as well.

Tibetan 5 3 England
10 Dec 2012 2:46PM
I don't like bitter things Isabel, so you are welcome to them lol. I do like the green colour though and the shapes, nice ones regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 4:00PM
Very interesting write up, great colour,
Ali SmileSmileSmile
a good capture of a rare topic well done

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 Dec 2012 7:52PM
Great textured image,not heard of them beforeSmile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
10 Dec 2012 8:35PM
Neither I have heard about this, ineteresting anyway. Would be very interesting to take a bite and they do reminds me of a cucumber

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 9:05PM
Green and even more green Isabel
A good sharp image in both shots
Well done
Humblebee 5 1 England
10 Dec 2012 11:11PM
Two great captures Isabel, with glorious green and bumpy surfaces ... Carol
11 Dec 2012 1:25AM
V1 for me! Makes a superb pattern with great texture detail - and it's green!SmileSmile

pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 7:31AM
Lovely shades of green Isabel, descriptive write up about something i have never heard of, Peter..
17 Dec 2012 9:18PM
Two lovely mages Isobel. Lovely detail and very comprehensive description. Don.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 12:59AM
A wonderful green abstract.
Interesting too.

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