Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Karela Juice

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Karela or Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon has many health benefits. The main being regulate the blood sugar and hence it is very good for diabetics.

Karela Juice Recipe

Ingredients – Makes 1 small glass
1 Karela Big
salt to taste
lime/lemon juice as per taste

Few slices of cucumber for garnish

Wash the Karela.
Remove the seeds.
Cut into small pieces.
Puree it in a blender or is you have juicer you can use that. If using blender you can add little water. About 1/4 cup will do.
If pureed using a blender, pass it through a sieve.
Add salt and Lime/Lemon juice to the collected juice.
Serve with cucumber slices for garnish.

Note: This is really bitter, but the benefits are in this bitter part. I just had drop of it and could not have more my whole food pipe is reacting to it and I can feel the bitter taste all the way down.

Note if you have Diabeties, this is a good home remedy.

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Nov 11, 2018, 8:12 am

Thank you so very much for adding to my repertoire of dishes I can make with bitter melon. It’s one of those foods in the Blue Zones discussions/cookbooks that would be nice to see more of around in my part of the world. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!


Nov 11, 2018, 6:15 pm

Good to hear. Thanks very much.

Zeba@Food For The Soul

Jul 7, 2019, 1:41 pm

Nice, I juice cucumber and celery with it. Makes it a little easier to drink 🙂


Jul 7, 2019, 6:22 pm

Interesting and so helpful! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday this week!

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