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Package of practices - Bitter gourd

Package of practices - Bitter gourd
Group Name : Cucurbits Crops
Name : Bitter gourd
Botanical Name : Momordica charantia L.

The bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) known as karela in Hindi is one of the nutritive and commercially important cucurbit vegetable grown extensively throught the country. Its fruits are rich in iron, calcium and vitamins and have some medicinal properties. They are used as fried, boiled, stuffed and cooked vegetable and also pickled.