Bitter gourd is a temperate/tropical vegetable probably originated in South-East Asia. Bitter gourd pods are light to dark green and have oblong or oval shapes with a pointed tip at the blossom end. Internally, the flesh is white with rough edged seeds, somewhat similar to ridge gourd seeds in appearance. As the fruits begin to mature, they gradually become hard, turn yellow or brown in colour.
- Rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
- Excellent source of folates.
- High in vitamin C.
- Stimulates easy digestion.
- High in iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium.