The bitter gourd has excellent medicinal values. It contains vitamin A, B1, B2, C and minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium. It helps purify blood tissue, enhances digestion, and stimulates the liver.

The bitter gourd is used in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood sugar levels. Its regular use prevents many complications such as hypertension, eye disorder, etc. It increases body’s resistance against infection.

Because of its bitter taste, people do not like to cook this. Keeping in mind the health benefits it provides, we should add this vegetable at least once in a week.

Recipes:
Bittergourd Curry
Bittergourd Pitlai
Bittergourd Stuffed
Bittergourd Fry