Bitter gourd (botanical name Momordica charantia) from the family Cucurbitaceae grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, mostly in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. It is bitter to taste, hence the name bitter gourd. Bitter gourd has a strong place in both South and North Indian dishes. Bitter gourd is known to prevent respiratory disorders, strengthens your immune system, acts as a liver tonic, and highly effective against diabetes, heart diseases, and certain forms of cancer.
Snake gourd (botanical name Trichosanthes cucumerina) are found in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Mostly grown in India, Myanmar, Srilanka, and Indonesia and in some parts of Australia and Africa. It is typically bitter to taste, but disappears once cooked. It is packed with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, and high levels of protein.
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