The production of bitter gourd and its nutritional value is common in different parts of the world. It is also called bitter melon. The countries of Southeast Asia, South America, South America, Australia and Africa besides Pakistan and India are suitable for its production.
One of the reasons for the bitterness of bitter gourd is Momordicine, an ingredient found in it. It is an alkaloid that keeps this vegetable away from many insects and animals.
Bitter gourd is a treasure trove of health and energy
Bitter gourd has low calorie and adequate amount of fiber and thus it is a light and easily digestible food. Fiber keeps your stomach healthy. It also helps in reducing appetite and reducing obesity.
It contains a large amount of vitamin C which strengthens the immune system by increasing the number of specific cells in your body.
Vitamin A in bitter gourd is good for eyes and skin.
Another benefit of this bitter astringent vegetable for diabetics is that it can control high blood sugar levels. The nutrients in it also improve the liver. It contains a substance called latin which acts like insulin. It lowers blood glucose and increases the blood’s ability to accept insulin.
However, it is important to consult your doctor and consult a medical professional in this regard.
It contains potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium, which are good for the heart, blood vessels, teeth, bones and muscles.
In the subcontinent, this vegetable is commonly used for specific and traditional dishes, but it must be cooked well to balance it with other ingredients and compounds.
Bitter meat is a common dish in Pakistan. Bitter gourd is low in protein and cooked with meat makes it a balanced food
In the same way, bitter gourd potato is also a common dish in our subcontinent. Bitter gourd pickle is also made which is very tasty. So eat bitter gourd and get healthy.