Healthy vegetable. 1 packet contains - approximately 35 seeds.
Bitter gourd plant is a fast growing creeper and is from the family of vines. It is also known as the nutritious gourd and bitter melon. Bitter gourd plants vary shape, size and colour.
||Bitter gourd, Bitter melon, Bitter cucumber, Karela (Hindi), Balsam pear, Balsam apple
||Bitter melon produces vines that grow 13 to 16 feet long.
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
- Watering should b done when the soil feels dry
- Once fully dried, the fruit will open and you can collect the white or brown colour seeds for further sowing
Bitter Gourd Faizabadi care
- Raised the beds of 120cm width (120 cm) Seeds are sown at 2 x 1
- 5 m spacing
- Irrigation is done in the beds
- Seeds are soak in water over night before sowing for better germination
||Partial to full sun
||Keep soil consistently moist. Like other squash or melons, bitter melon fruits develop best when soil moisture remains even.
||Soil should be fertile, but well-drained, with a pH of 5.5 to 6.7
||15 to 30 °C
||Apply any organic fertilizer.
||Tender and young fruits are harvested.
Bitter Gourd Faizabadi special feature
Bitter gourd is cultivated extensively throughout India.
Bitter Gourd Faizabadi uses
- Bitter gourd lowers blood glucose levels
- Bitter gourd lowers dietary carbohydrate digestion
- Bitter gourd reduces the amount of glucose that is released into the blood by inhibiting the enzymes that break down disaccharides to two monosaccharides
- Bitter gourd plant insulin discovered and reverses insulin resistance
- Bitter gourd helps weight loss
- To prepare bitter melon, slice the fruit open and remove seeds and pith, do not peel
- Beginners to bitter melon may parboil the fruit to lessen bitterness, although aficionados say this changes the texture too much
- Typically bitter melon is stuffed, pickled, or curried and served with meat or in soup
- The fruit pairs well with other strong flavours, like garlic, Chinese black beans, chilli peppers, or coconut milk