Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), also known as bitter gourd or bitter squash, is a tropical and subtropical vine grown for its fruit in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Despite being a fruit it is mostly used as a vegetable and is known as the most bitter among vegetables. The oblong fruit grows from 3 to 12 inches long and has surface bumps, like warts or jagged ridges. Bitter melon is most often eaten when it is still pale green-green or just as it turns yellow, before it ripens.
Bitter melon contains a group of ribosome-inactivating proteins named alpha- and beta-momorcharin, momordin and cucurbitacin B. It also contains iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, B vitamins, vitamin C, beta-carotene, amino acids, fiber and bioactive compounds including triterpenes, alkaloids and steroidal saponins.*
|BItter Melon P.E. 1% (organic)
||Assay: > 1% Bitter Contents|
Country of Origin: India
Part used: Fruit
Appearance: Light to dark brown powder
Certifications: Organic, Kosher and Food grade