Bitter Gourd, commonly known as Karela in India is a unique tropical vine grown for its edible vegetable. The Bitter Gourd contains high amounts of fibre, phosphorous, and Vitamins C, B1, B2, and B3. What is better than a freshly bought bitter gourd? The bitter gourd that you grow organically at home. This impressive vegetable has numerous health benefits.
Requirements for growing Capsicum plant
Where to grow
Time till harvest
Sowing and planting procedure
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray, water everyday to keep the soil moist.
Space the seedlings at 100cm by 150cm.
Germination will take place in 6-8 days.
Harvest in 55-60 days from sowing.
Health Benefits of Capsicum
The Bitter Gourd or the Karela has numerous medicinal uses. The Bitter Gourd contains a compound called Polypeptide-p which is shown to control diabetes and help reduce blood sugar. Bitter Gourd is an exellent vegetable to have if you are trying to lose weight as it is very low in calories and high in fibre. The fibre in this vegetable helps you stay fuller for longer and help curb your appetite. The bitter gourd is also packed with anti – oxidants along with Vitamin A and C which will help your skin and hair stay healthy
The Bitter Gourd is extremely low in calories. One cup of raw bitter gourd has approximately 20 calories only. Bitter gourd is also high in fibre which will help you stay full longer. Apart from this the bitter gourd is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, Folate, Potassium and Zinc. Karela is also rich in various anti – oxidants.