Is Bitter Melon Good for Health?

Monday, March 4, 2019
Bitter melon on the plate

Bitter melon is quite abundant in South East Asian countries, It is believed from India originally. The melons also grow well in regions of Africa, South America, some parts of Asia and the Caribbean.

The shape and green color look like a cucumber: slender and a little bit long. Actually, cucumber and bitter melon are the same family, Cucurbitaceae. But, the scientific name for bitter melon is Momordica charantia.

The color will change to orange or yellow when ripen. One of bitter, and might be even most bitter vegetable eaten by human. The ripen the melon the bitter it taste. It is harvested a year round.

Some ethnic shops such as Asian shops and Mexican shops sell the melon in the USA. The melon was eaten (cook) as vegetable and sometimes drink as juice. Nutritional values are good for health.

Just for comparison, bitter melon contains more calcium than spinach, more potassium than banana and more beta-carotene than broccoli. It also rich of vitamin, magnesium and iron.

Some people in Asia and other developing country are using bitter melon as traditional medicines for fever, cough, improve skin health, prevent malaria, chicken fox and measles. Moreover, researchers from industry countries are studyng possibility to extract bitter melon to preven growing and spreading of breast cancer cells.

But be careful, since bitter taste, thus might problem for some people stomachs. After a while, their stomach might be adjust to bitterness of this vegetable.

Have you try it?

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  1. I have never tried that melon. Not sure I will because I don't like bitter foods. Interesting to learn about it, though.

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  2. Thanks for the informative post! God bless,
    Laurie

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  3. I can guess that my stomach would struggle with this one and the bitter taste... yuk. Have a good week.

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  4. I 've never try this product. Thanks for the information

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  5. No... I never try it and its the first time I heard about it!!
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      The shape and green color look like a cucumber: slender and a little bit long. Actually, cucumber and bitter melon are the same family, Cucurbitaceae. But, the scientific name for bitter melon is Momordica charantia.

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      The color will change to orange or yellow when ripen. One of bitter, and might be even most bitter vegetable eaten by human. The ripen the melon the bitter it taste. It is harvested a year round.

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  7. I have, didn't like it unfortunately since it has health properties

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      The color will change to orange or yellow when ripen.

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      Some ethnic shops such as Asian shops and Mexican shops sell the melon in the USA. The melon was eaten (cook) as vegetable and sometimes drink as juice. Nutritional values are good for health.

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      Just for comparison, bitter melon contains more calcium than spinach, more potassium than banana and more beta-carotene than broccoli. It also rich of vitamin, magnesium and iron.

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  9. I have never had bitter melon but since I like trying new food it is something I wouldn't mind exploring for food and nutrition.

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      The ripen the melon the bitter it taste.

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  10. Interesting, I haven't tried this before☺

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      It is harvested a year round.

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  11. I haven't seen this but might now I know about it and will look out for it in the Supermarket. Sounds a bit - bitter?

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  12. I had never heard of this melon. Maybe it's not in the UK yet or perhaps in specialised ethnic shops rather than supermarkets?

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  13. Oh, I have never even seen it :D

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  14. I've never try this melon, it intrigues me!

    My Tester Mania

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      Some people in Asia and other developing country are using bitter melon as traditional medicines for fever, cough, improve skin health, prevent malaria, chicken fox and measles. Moreover, researchers from industry countries are studyng possibility to extract bitter melon to preven growing and spreading of breast cancer cells.

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  15. I never try a bitter melon, but I love "normal" melon.

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      It also rich of vitamin, magnesium and iron.

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  16. Oh, bitter melon ini kalau di Indonesia namanya Paria atau Pare ya ...
    Sepengetahuanku zat yang ada di dalam pare ini bafus untuk membersihkan darah kotor dan mengurangi kadar gula dalam darah.
    Cuma .. rasanya itu pahiiiit :)

    Enak dibuat sayur oseng~oseng.

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    1. yups…

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  17. I love eating this melon when my mom cooked it as like stir-fry or others.
    But, if other people, I'm not sure that I'll eat this melon. Because sometimes, other people can't cook this melon very well.

    If we want to cook this melon, we should know how to cook this melon very well or our cooking will be bad.

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  18. I've heard of it but I don't think it's readily available here.

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