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Is karela vegan?

Karela is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is karela?

Karela, also known as bitter gourd or bitter melon, is a tropical fruit that is widely used in Indian, Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine. It has a distinctive bitter taste due to the presence of compounds called momordicin and charantin, which are also believed to impart numerous health benefits. Karela is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folate and potassium, and is often used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, infections and digestive disorders. It can be consumed raw, pickled, stir-fried or stuffed with spices and vegetables, adding a unique flavor and texture to any dish.

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