Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L) is a type of vine that originates from the Tropical Asia region, especially in the western part of India, namely Assam and Burma. Currently, bitter gourd plants have spread to other Asian countries including Indonesia. Bitter Gourd is a member of the pumpkin tribe of the Cucurbitaceae. Usually this plant is cultivated for food or used as material for medical treatment.
Bitter Gourd Nutrient Content
Bitter Gourd has various nutritions which include calories, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, potassium, folate and fat. Bitter gourd also has a number of antioxidant compounds such as catechins, gallic acid, epicatechin, and chlorogenic acid which are good for protecting body cells from free radical damage.
The Benefits of Bitter Gourd for Health
Control blood sugar
Fight free radicals
Maintain eye health
Fight cancer cells
Streamlining breast milk
Boost the immune system
Keep skin healthy and beautiful
Maintain bone health
Helps the production of collagen in the body