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Taste testing bittergourd (Momordica charantia) grown in Aquaponics

Taste testing bittergourd (Momordica charantia) grown in Aquaponics

Khandaker, Mohammed and Kotzen, Benzion ORCID: 0000-0003-3522-0460 (2018) Taste testing bittergourd (Momordica charantia) grown in Aquaponics. Ecocycles: Scientific journal of the European Ecocycles Society, 4 (2). pp. 19-22. ISSN 2416-2140 (doi:https://doi.org/10.19040/ecocycles.v4i2.112)

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Abstract

Bitter gourd which is imported into the UK from abroad has been shown to be suitable to be grown in aquaponics under greenhouse conditions. Whilst research has indicated the plant grows well under greenhouse aquaponics conditions, as yet there has been no research on taste qualities. The aim of the study was thus to ascertain whether the taste of aquaponically grown bitter gourd is better or at least comparable with market-bought bitter gourd, grown abroad. Six adult participants participated in a blind taste test of 3 recipes of both aquaponically-grown bitter gourd and market-bought bitter gourd. The tests have shown that aquaponically grown bitter gourd is better and preferred in taste to the imported bitter gourd not grown aquaponically.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by the European Ecocycles Society under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquaponics, bitter gourd, taste test, Asian vegetables
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Architecture & Landscape
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 16:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23248

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