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Karela (Ucche)


Indian name : Karela /Ucche
Scientific name : Momordica charantia
Part used : Fruit

Systematic position:
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Cucurbitales
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Genus : Momordica
Species : M. charantia

Medicinal properties/Food values: Bitter gourd contains vitamin A, B1, B2, iron, copper,phosporous, potassium. It is a good source of antioxident, which prevents aging. It is excellent for preventing diabetes & enhance digestion, it also cleanses the palate thus enhance the tasting ability, for this reason dishes prepared from bitter gourd generally taken as the first dish of Indian menu.

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