Bitter Gourd


English name: Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Bitter Apple, Bitter Squash, Balsam-pear
Malay name: Peria
Chinese name: 苦瓜, 涼瓜

Botanical name: Momordica charantia

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Plant type: Climbers

Seeds: Bitter gourd seeds


  • Rich with vitamins and minerals
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Lower bad cholesterol levels
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves respiratory health
  • Boosts skin health
  • Aids digestion
  • Reduce blood sugar level

Nutritional Value:

Table 1: Nutrient values and weights for raw edible portion of Bitter gourd