Bitter Gourd Chemistry
Bitter gourd belongs to the melon family which grows in abundance in hot and humid climate. It looks almost like cucumber with nasty bumps all over its body. Despite of its bitter and unpleasant taste, it has tremendous health benefits. Due to its therapeutic value, adding bitter gourd to your daily diet can help you gain nutrition in right quantity. It is rich in vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, folate, manganese, magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. It is low in calorie and very high in dietary fiber. It is also rich in iron and beta carotene. Looking at so much nutrition in one vegetable can give you an idea that how much food-value it will provide to your meal. Bitter gourd increase glucose tolerance and lowers blood sugar level so it is advisable for diabetic patients. Regular consumption of bitter gourd can boost your energy taking care of your sleep related disorders. It is good for diseases like; cholera, piles, psoriasis, respiratory disorders and toxemia. It also takes care of blood disorders and eye problems. Bitter gourd can even take care of your hangover and boost your overall immunity.