Bitter Melon Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2019-01-27

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Bitter Melon


Overview of Bitter Melon Nutrition

Botanical Name: Momordica charantia


Order: Cucurbitales


Family: Cucurbitaceae


Bitter melon is widely used in Vietnam and other Asian countries as a medicinal food. Bitter melon is also know as balsam pear, bitter apple, bitter gourd, and bitter squash. The uncooked fruit contains high amounts of vitamin C.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 17 kcal 1%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 3.70 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.80 g 11%
Sugars - g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.17 g 0%
Saturated Fat - g -
Monounsaturated Fat - g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total - g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
- g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
- g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
- g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
- g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
- g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
- g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 1.00 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
- g
  • Threonine
- g
  • Isoleucine
- g
  • Leucine
- g
  • Lysine
- g
  • Methionine
- g
  • Cystine
- g
  • Phenylalanine
- g
  • Tyrosine
- g
  • Valine
- g
  • Arginine
- g
  • Histidine
- g
  • Alanine
- g
  • Aspartic Acid
- g
  • Glutamic Acid
- g
  • Glycine
- g
  • Proline
- g
  • Serine
- g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 84.00 mg 140%
Thiamin 0.04 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.04 mg 2%
Niacin 0.40 mg 2%
Pantothenic Acid 0.21 mg 2%
Vitamin B6 0.04 mg 2%
Folate, total 72.00 mg 18%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
72.00 mcg
Choline - mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 470.83 IU 9%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
24.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
190.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
185.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene - mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 170.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total - IU -
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - mcg -
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 19.00 mg 2%
Iron 0.43 mg 2%
Magnesium 17.00 mg 4%
Phosphorus 31.00 mg 3%
Potassium 296.00 mg 8%
Sodium 5.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.80 mg 5%
Copper 0.03 mg 2%
Manganese 0.09 mg 4%
Selenium 0.20 mcg 0%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 94.03 g
Ash 1.10 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.