bitter melon


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bitter melon

n.
1. A tropical annual vine (Momordica charantia) native to Asia, having yellow flowers and orange, warty fruits that open at maturity to expose red-coated seeds. Various parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine or for food.
2. The immature green fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. In both senses also called bitter gourd.
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Bitter melon juice has some interesting science behind it that suggests generous consumption could slow breast cancer progression and help prevent pancreatic cancer.
Boxes of cauliflower, beans and bitter melon were among those found infected with insects on roads 237 and 234 in Manama.
It can be concluded from the present findings that bitter melon seed oil possesses a very good antimicrobial potential against pathogenic bacteria and the studied fungal strains.
Similar to fenugreek, you can also make use of bitter melon to reduce the risk of hyperglycemia.
Bitter melon contains several active substances that may help with blood sugar control, including polypeptide-p, an insulin-like plant compound.
Chinese Karela - also known as bitter melon, fouga, bitter goud or bitter squash - is a vegetable that grows in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
The only catch - each team was also required to incorporate three special ingredients into their completed dish: shrimp, dragon fruit, and bitter melon.
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We may not know any fruit that goes by Bitter Melon, but are all familiar with its other name that is bitter gourd or bitter squash or karela in India.
charantia or bitter melon has been suggested to produce hypoglycemic effect via utilization of various forms and extracts of the plant.
Many of the botanical supplements proposed for study by these centers--such as black co-hosh, bitter melon, chasteberry, fenugreek, grape seed extract, hops, maca, milk thistle, resveratrol, licorice and valerian--are among the top 100 supplements consumed in the United States based on sales data.