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Karela (Bitter Gourd) – 1 lb



Karela is a vegetable that is also known as bitter melon, bitter gourd or balsam pear. It is a member of the cucumber family and is native to Asia. Karela is a popular vegetable in many Asian cuisines and is also known for its medicinal properties.

Karela is a small, oblong vegetable with a bumpy, wrinkled skin. The flesh is white and has a bitter taste. Karela is typically eaten unripe, when it is at its most bitter. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, including stir-frying, curries, and pickles.

Karela is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber. It is also a good source of iron. Karela is believed to have a number of health benefits, including:

  • Blood sugar control: Karela contains compounds that may help to lower blood sugar levels.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Karela has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Antioxidant properties: Karela is a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect cells from damage.

Karela is generally safe to eat, but it is important to note that it contains a compound called momordicin. Momordica can interact with certain medications, so it is important to talk to your doctor before taking karela if you are taking any medications.

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Weight 1 lbs


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