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Bitter melon

Also called: Goya, bitter apple, bitter gourd, bitter squash, balsam-pear

Scientific name: Momordica charantia

Quick answers

Calories, Allergies and healthiness.

Calories Low Bitter melon contains 17 calories per 100g and can be considered low in calories.
Allergy and hypersensitivity No info Bitter melon do not cause any known allergic or hypersensitivity reaction according to our information.
Healthiness Excellent Bitter melon is a great healthy option and can be consumed in larger amounts regularly.


Everything you need to know and a little bit more.



Storage Refrigerator
Temperature +4°C to +8°C
Shelf life / Best before 7 days


Can bitter melon be frozen? Yes
Preparation Pack well
Quality when defrosted Good
Tip: Write name and date on a label for easy oversight in the freezer.

Nutritional values per 100g

Energy 17 kcal / 71 kj
Fat 0,17 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3,7 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g
Salt 0,01 g
Nutritional values in plain text
Bitter melon has a very low amount of fat. Contains a low amount of carbohydrates and no sugars. Bitter melon contains a lesser amount of protein and contains a low amount of salt.

Vitamins and minerals

calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin c, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, folate, vitamin a, carotene


Bitter melon contains 0 mg kolesterol per 100g, meaning its free from cholesterol.

Allergy and hypersensitivity

Allergies No info
Cross-Reactivities No info
Labeling requirement (EU) No
Labeling requirement means that the product contains allergens that have special labeling requirements. Either in the product itself or from its ingredients.


Keto friendly Yes
LCHF friendly Yes
Sugar free (under 0,5g) Yes
Fat-free (under 0,5g) Yes
Gluten-free Yes
Dairy free Yes
Lactose free Yes

Weight and volume

1 l bitter melon in grams 390 g
1 dl bitter melon in grams 39 g
1 cl bitter melon in grams 3,9 g
1 ml bitter melon in grams 0,39 g
1 tbsp bitter melon in grams 5,85 g
1 tsp bitter melon in grams 1,95 g
1 krm bitter melon in grams 0,39 g
1 kg bitter melon in liters 2,56 liters
1 hg bitter melon in dl 2,56 dl
1 g bitter melon in ml 2,56 ml
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Run, ride a bike or go to the gym to burn off the calories.

Running 0,28 km / 100g To burn off a 100g of bitter melon you need to run about 0,28 km at a decent tempo.
Biking 0,61 km / 100g To burn off a 100g of bitter melon you need to ride a bike about 0,61 km at a decent pace.
Swimming 5 min / 100g To burn off a 100g of bitter melon you need to swim for 5 minutes at a decent intensity.
Gym 10 min / 100g To burn off a 100g of bitter melon you need to workout for 10 minutes at a decent intensity.