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Benefits of Bitter Gourd
Momordica charantia often called bitter melon, bitter gourd or bitter squash in English.
1. Bitter gourd
Bitter gourd is bitter on the taste buds and hence, is excluded from most meals. But this does not deprive it of certain health benefits. Known for its acquired taste, bitter gourd is also referred to as a balsam pear or bitter melon. Similar to a cuc
2. Description
The bitter melon (also known as bitter gourd) looks like a cucumber but with ugly gourd like bumps all over it. As the name implies, this vegetable is a melon that is bitter. There are two varieties of this vegetable: One grows to about 20 cm long, is obl
3. What are bitter melons
Bitter melon (karela, ampalaya) or momordica charanti (scientific name), is an herb that is used in some countries like Asia, South America, and some parts of Africa to help control blood sugar level and maintain a healthy system. The Chinese used this fr
4. History
Native to tropical Asia, the bitter gourd has a long history dating back to about 600 years in China. The Chinese associated the bitter gourd as a beneficial vegetable for medicinal purposes, particularly for those suffering from diabetes. Additionally, i
5. Good source of fiber
Cellulose is a good source of fiber which helps in preventing constipation. Bitter gourd contains cellulose that acts as a great digestive agent and helps in stimulating the secretion of gastric juices. This, in turn, helps people suffering from dyspepsia


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