Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

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Bitter melon or bitter gourd is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit, which is among the most bitter of all fruits. The fruit and seeds are used to make medicine. Bitter melon contains a chemical that acts like insulin to help reduce blood sugar levels. Bitter melon is grown as an annual.

Bitter melon