Bitter Gourd Pickle:
Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon is a tropical vegetable that carries numerous health benefits. It has a low Glycemic Index, which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. It also boosts the immune system and helps in weight loss. Pickle made with Bitter Gourd is the best way to include this healthy vegetable in your regular diet. This bitter-spicy pickle ferments within a week’s time. Many people might not like Bitter Gourd as curry or fry, but they will love this pickle. In the process of pickling, fermentation will remove the bitterness from the vegetable and prolongs the shelf life. This can be served as an accompaniment to complete your meal.
Bitter Gourd Pickle is rich in fiber that helps in increasing energy levels, improves bowel movements and boosts the immune system. It also makes it ideal to be included in a weight loss diet. It contains vitamins and folates that promote hair and skin health. It has antioxidants that can remove free radicals and it also helps in purifying blood and detoxifying the liver. It can regulate blood sugar levels by promoting the secretion of insulin. The potassium and calcium content in bitter gourd help in lowering blood pressure levels and cholesterol supports arteries and prevents the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is loaded with magnesium which can help lower blood cholesterol and pressure levels thereby it promotes heart health.
Storage : Don’t use wet spoon for serving the pickle, as it might reduce the shelf life of pickle.