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Vegetables

Karela

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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