Bitter Melon

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2019-01-27




Bitter Melon


Overview

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 the nutritional value has not been determined or is unknown.

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


Reference(s):

US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Current Release.

US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets, Current Release.