This was my first time boiling bitter gourd soup. I also added in carrot, red dates and pork ribs. Before this, I dared not try cooking bitter gourd at all, as I worried that April and May might find it too bitter to taste. One day, I saw my MIL cooked bitter gourd soup and my daughters were happily taking it with rice, then I knew that they like this soup. Next time, I want to boil bitter gourd and preserved SzeChuan vegetable with pork soup.
Nutrition Benefits of Eating Bitter Gourd
- Bitter gourd has been associated with lowering sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes.
- Bitter gourd is said to be helpful in fighting against cancer and a number of infections.
- Bitter gourd has been known to provide relief from constipation and is also effective in the treatment of psoriasis.
- Bitter gourd helps in improving circulation and in turn, generates slimming effects on the body.
- Regular consumption of bitter gourd has been associated with prevention as well as treatment of hypertension.
- Bitter gourd is believed to be helpful in preventing eye complications, apart from treating neuritis.
- The juice of the leaf of bitter gourd plant has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of alcoholism.
- The essential vitamins and minerals present in bitter gourd help in treating defective metabolism of carbohydrates.
- The bitter tonic properties of bitter gourd have made it effective as a blood purifier.
- Fresh juice of bitter gourd is good for patients suffering from piles.