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Bitter Gourd (Balsam Pear)

Balsam-Pear (Bitter Gourd), Pods, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C.

The food contains 3.7g 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 1 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the low fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. 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 belongs to South Asian cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 99, for Balsam-Pear (Bitter Gourd), Pods, Raw, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein20%
 Calories from Fat8%
 Calories from Carbs73%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

DietSuitability
Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Vitamin A471 IU9.4%Top 30%High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent24 mcg
Alpha Carotene185 mcg
Beta Carotene190 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin170 mcg
Vitamin C84 mg140%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.04 mg2.7%Bottom 30%Low
Riboflavin0.04 mg2.4%Bottom 30%Low
Niacin0.4 mg2%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin B60.04 mg2.1%Bottom 30%Low
Folate72 mcg18%Top 30%High
Food Folate72 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents72 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.21 mg2.1%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Calcium19 mg1.9%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.43 mg2.4%Bottom 30%Low
Magnesium17 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus31 mg3.1%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium296 mg8.5%Mid 40%Average
Sodium5 mg0.2%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.8 mg5.3%Mid 40%Average
Copper0.03 mg1.7%Bottom 30%Low
Manganese0.09 mg4.5%Mid 40%Average
Selenium0.2 mcg0.29%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Total Carbohydrate3.7 g1.2%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber2.8 g11.2%Top 30%High
Sugars0 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Protein1 g2%Bottom 30%Low

Fat Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Total Fat0.17 g0.26%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Alcohol0 g
Water94 g
Ash1.1 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 17 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.17 g 0.26%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 5 mg 0.2%

Total Carbohydrates 3.7 g 1.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.2%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 1 g 2%

Vitamin A 9.4% Vitamin C 140%

Calcium 1.9% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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