Country of Origin: India Botanical Name: Momordica Charantia Other Names: Karela, Bitter Gourd
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is an edible, medicinal fruit that is native to Asia, Africa and parts of the Caribbean. It has a very long history of use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
Bitter melon is a member of the same family as squash, melon, and gourds (Cucurbitaceae).
Organic Bitter Melon Powder is very low in calories and dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and high in dietary fibre. It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.
Possible benefits of bitter melon powder
May help blood sugar levels & diabetes May help lower cholesterol levels May prevents osteoporosis Supports liver health Anti-inflammatory Helps weight loss Helps boost the immune system
This plant is best prepared as a tea. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water, gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes then strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in one cup dosages, 2-3 times daily.
Avoid consuming bitter melon during pregnancy. Avoid while breastfeeding. Also should be avoided pre and post-surgical procedures as it is said to have blood thinning properties. This plant has been documented in animal studies to reduce fertility in both males and females and should therefore not be used by those undergoing fertility treatment or seeking pregnancy. Should not be used by those with hypoglycaemia. Diabetics should use with caution while monitoring their blood sugar levels regularly.
Nutritional info Per 100g Energy KJ – 1160KJ Energy Kcal – 278Kcal Total Carbohydrate – 27.42g Of which sugars – 4.08g Dietary Fibre – 38.2g Protein – 19.20g Total Fat – 1.68g Of which saturates -1.15g Sodium – 290mg
This product is free from the following allergens: Peanut, Peanut Oil Tree nuts Sesame Seeds Milk & Derivatives Eggs Fish Shellfish Soya Wheat & Gluten Sulphites Other Known Allergens It is also free from any GMO.
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