Confused with the name? More commonly bitter gourd in hindi is known as “Karela”. This vegetable is called as Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon and Bitter Squash in english. First thing that comes to my mind seeing it is the bitterness in the name. They are dark or light green in colour depending on the region where they are grown. Though they taste very bitter, they are filled with many beneficial antioxidants and essential vitamins.
BITTER MELON BENEFITS:
Fresh pods are an excellent remedy for curing respiratory problems like asthma, cold,
Green juice for diabetics: cucumbers, green apples, bitter melon, celery, ½ green capsicum
(bell pepper). Bitter melon contains certain chemicals that are like insulin which help to
reduce blood sugar levels.
fresh, raw, Nutritive value per 100 gBitter melon (Momordica charantia),
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||0.17 g||0.5%|
|Dietary Fiber||2.80 g||7%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.212 mg||4%|
|Vitamin A||471 IU||16%|
|Vitamin C||84 mg||140%|