Bulk Bitter Melon Powder

Momordica Charantia
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[ 4568 ]Momordica Charantia

Bitter Melon Powder

1/4 Pound:  $5.98 Pound:  $13.26 buy now  

Bitter melon fruit is much like cucumber in appearance but has a ridged, bumpy outer texture. While the fruit and leaf are prepared as vegetables in African, Asian and Caribbean cuisines, bitter melon extracts and powders are taken as dietary supplements and are also used in natural cosmetics.

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quick look

information at a glance

originIndia
active compoundsVitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, momordicin, charantin, cucurbitacin, momordicoside D.
processingpowder

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buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container a cool, dry cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaTan-to-brown in color without significant aroma.
flavor profilePungent, bitter, astringent. Blend with other herbs to enhance flavor, such as ginger.

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uses

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cosmeticBitter melon powder is an ingredient in facial mask powders.
culinaryMay be taken in warm water between meals.
safetyIn moderation, bitter melon powder is safe for most people. However, large doses or long-term use may cause nausea and diarrhea. You should avoid this herb if you take insulin or diabetes medications, Compounds in bitter melon are known to increase the concentration and toxicity of P-gp substrate drugs and inhibit the metabolism of CYP450 substrate drugs. Check with your physician before using this herb if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have a chronic disorder or take medications.
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