A wild plant growing in the forest has a bitter taste, bringing a good source of income for the people of the mountainous commune of Nghe An.
Ms. Bui Thi Lan, Vice Chairwoman of the People’s Council of Mai Son commune, Tuong Duong district, Nghe An said that in folklore, forest bitter melon is a wild plant with high medicinal properties, so it is used in medical treatment. treat many diseases. Moreover, this plant is also very good for health with many nutrients, often used to prepare everyday dishes.
“Forest bitter gourd in Pieng Mon village, formerly a wild fruit that people often take home to use in their daily meals. However, in the past two years, I introduced it on social networking sites, so many people know and order this fruit, after picking it, it can be sliced thin, sun-dried or dried, cooked in a very healthy drink, especially for people with diabetes, blood fat…”, Ms. Bui Thi Lan shared.
There are many people ordering, forest products to bring income, thereby creating jobs and seasonal jobs for villagers.
“The forest bitter gourd season lasts from May to August. This year’s forest bitter melon crop has an estimated yield of over 3.5 tons. In addition to the fruit, people also preliminarily process the stems and leaves of this plant and dry it to dry it. Currently, the management board of Pieng Mon village has included in the convention on caring, protecting, harvesting and expanding the area of this tree,” added Ms. Bui Thi Lan.
Ms. Kha Thi Loa, Pieng Mon village, Mai Son commune, said that from the beginning of the season until now, the income from bitter melon is about over 10 million VND. There are households earning up to 13-15 million VND such as Vi Thi Dung and Vi Thi Van in Pieng Mon village.
Currently, Pieng Mon village has about 25/49 households who regularly go to the forest to pick bitter melon. Thanks to the gifts of nature, the people of Pieng Mon in recent years have been well off, have food to eat, and their lives have improved markedly.
Forest bitter melon brings income and improves the lives of people in Pieng Mon village:
Keyword: The kind of wild plants that grow in the forest, it doesn’t take much effort to replant, and it gives a good income