Bitter Gourd
Momordica charantia (MC), a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, is also known as bitter gourd. The fruit has a distinct warty exterior. It has an oblong shape and is hollow in cross-section, with a relatively thin layer of flesh surrounding a central seed cavity filled with large, flat seeds and pith. Bitter gourd is generally consumed cooked in the green or early yellowing stage. You can steam, boil, stir-fry, braise, pickle, stuff, or curry bitter gourd for a variety of nutritious and delicious dishes.
Key Benifits
Fights inflammation
Bitter gourd is packed with polyphenols. These compounds are known for their ability to lower inflammation in the body.
Diabetes management
Bitter gourd contains bioactive compounds called saponins and terpenoids. These compounds are responsible for the vegetable’s bitter taste, but may also play a role in lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Skin care
Bitter gourd is packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A and Vitamin C which prevents skin aging and prevents pimples and gives a shine on the skin.
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About Lak Nature
Lak Nature was created with a clear vision of engaging out grower communities in Sri Lanka to create premium quality natural food products through innovation and creativity.

Our founder, Lakmini Weerakkody is a pioneering female entrepreneur in the food processing industry of Sri Lanka. Being a women-owned business, over 90% of our workers are women. Lak Nature has over the years fostered relationships with small-scale women farmers at grassroots level which sparked an immediate transfer of agricultural skills and knowledge to many women in the community. By supporting Lak Nature, you are investing in women's economic empowerment, creating vibrant communities, and contributing to Sri Lanka’s economic growth.

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