Leafy Tips Balsam-Pear (Bitter Gourd)

Balsam-Pear (Bitter Gourd), Leafy Tips, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Riboflavin and Folate.

The food contains 3.29g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 5.3 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

On top of that, the low fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It has a low density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet. It is also high in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

It belongs to South Asian cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Balsam-Pear (Bitter Gourd), Leafy Tips, Raw has been given a composite ranking of 99, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein52%
 Calories from Fat15%
 Calories from Carbs32%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • High in Riboflavin
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1733.9 IU34.7%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent87 mcg
Vitamin C88 mg146.7%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.18 mg12.1%Mid 40%Average
Riboflavin0.36 mg21.3%Top 30%High
Niacin1.1 mg5.6%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.8 mg40.2%Top 10%Very High
Folate128 mcg32%Top 10%Very High
Food Folate128 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents128 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.06 mg0.63%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium84 mg8.4%Top 30%High
Iron2 mg11.3%Top 30%High
Magnesium85 mg21.3%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus99 mg9.9%Mid 40%Average
Potassium608.1 mg17.4%Top 10%Very High
Sodium11 mg0.5%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.3 mg2%Bottom 30%Low
Copper0.2 mg10.1%Top 30%High
Manganese0.54 mg26.8%Top 30%High
Selenium0.9 mcg1.3%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate3.3 g1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars0 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein5.3 g10.6%Mid 40%Average

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.69 g1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water89.3 g
Ash1.5 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 30 Calories from Fat 6

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.69 g 1.1%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 11 mg 0.5%

Total Carbohydrates 3.3 g 1.1%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Protein 5.3 g 10.6%

Vitamin A 34.7% Vitamin C 146.7%

Calcium 8.4% Iron 11.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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