I cannot explain my love for Karela(Bitter gourd), I wonder how come am in love with them so much that I cannot resist myself eating them once a week at least. Considering the enormous health benefits of bitter gourd, I believe everyone should consume them in some or the other form. You know bitter gourd of Karela we call it in Hindi is actually a fruit. While we always considered the bitter taste of it, we kind of diverted ourselves from the extra ordinary benefits that this fruit can serve. Bitter gourd or Karela juice contains a train of important nutrients ranging from iron, magnesium and vitamin to potassium and vitamin C. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, it also contains twice the calcium of spinach, beta-carotene of broccoli, and the potassium of a banana.
Here is a quick tip to reduce the bitterness of the drink is to add some honey or jaggery to it or pair it with sweet fruits like apple or pears. You can even add lemon juice to lessen the harsh taste of bitter gaurd juice. A pinch of black pepper and ginger can also decrease the tartness. The taste however, needs to be developed because contrary to its name bitter gourd is in fact sweet for your health.