Momordica charantia – Famine Foods

Momordica charantia


China: fruit eaten. India (Deccan): leaves eaten. Chad (central ): leaves eaten.

Additional Information

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English: Balsam Pear, Bitter Gourd. Chad (central) - Arabic: Il iero
Chemical composition (Chinese sample): Protein = 0.91%. Fat = 0.23%. Carbohydrate = 3.29%. Ash = 0.56%. Reported rich in Vitamins B1, B2, and C, with some Vitamin A present.

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