I'm here with another wonderful event "Vegetable Marathon - Bitter Gourd". Thanks to Silpa of Anita's Kitchen for giving me this opportunity.
The bitter gourd or bitter melon resembles cucumber in shape but the skin is rough with bumps all over. As the name implies, it tastes bitter. There are two varieties of this vegetable: one is oblong in shape and pale green in color and grows to 20 cm long and the other variety is smaller in size with oval shape and dark green color.
Bitter gourd needs hot and humid climate to grow. So, the vegetable is commonly found in Asian countries and South America.
Nutritional Benefits :
Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. Also, very rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.
Bitter melon contains a unique phyto-constituent that has been confirmed to have a hypoglycemic effect called charantin. There is also another insulin-like compound known as polypeptide P which have been suggested as insulin replacement in some diabetic patients.
Source : Juicing-for-health.com
Health Benefits :
1. People suffering from diabetes can have bitter gourd to decrease the sugar level.
2. It helps in fighting against cancer.
3. It provides relief from constipation.
4. It helps in the treatment of psoriasis.
5. Helps in the circulation of blood in our body.
6. Regular consumption of bitter gourd helps to prevent hypertension.
7. It helps to prevent eye complications.
Event Logo :
Rules for the event :
1. Prepare any Vegetarian dish(No Eggs) with Bitter Gourd as the main ingredient.
2. No limit to number of entries.
3. Link your post to this announcement and Silpa's event page and Use of logo in your posts is compulsory.
4. Archived entries should be updated and reposted with the logo and link to this announcement and Silpa's
5. Send Your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject as Vegetable Marathon - Bitter Gourd with following details:
Picture of the Recipe:
6. Non-bloggers can send your entries to my email id with the same subject line mentioned above.
7. Late entries will not be entertained.
Hope to see your healthy entries in my inbox soon. If you have any doubts, please do mail me or comment here.
Note : Please take care while you send your entry details. Double check your links before you send them.
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