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Bitter Melon
(Goya / Bitter Gourd)

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Bitter Melon Calories and Quick Look At Nutrition Facts

Calories in Bitter Melon17Cal 100g
43 Cal 250g(1piece)
Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Noteworthy NutrientsVitamin K,Vitamin C
Though there is a definite split regarding the distinct bitterness that comes from eating bitter gourd, Okinawa style cooking wouldn't be complete without including vitamin C and folic acid rich Goya as it is referred to in Japanese.

Bitter gourd when looked at in terms of 1 whole Goya is unarguably nutritious. On the other hand when looked at for practically reasons using such standards as 100g serving sizes, bitter melon differs little from vegetables such as bell peppers in terms of nutrition.

One thing that is for certain is that vitamin C content in bitter gourd being relatively high is no mistake. However, do not that through cooking and otherwise exposer to heat, the vitamin C content actually found is negligible.

The substance found in Goya that makes bitter gourd taste so bitter is vegetable insulin. More than being a hard vegetable to bite into, bitter melon is said to help reduce blood sugar and smooth out the blood. There have been clinical experiments showing that eating Goya produces results.

Recipes that use bitter melon: Okinawan style stir-fry; Goya chips; Cooked Goya; and Tempura Goya.



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Bitter Melon

Additional Facts for Bitter Melon

Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Water Content94 (%)
Refuse15 (%)

Nutrition facts for Bitter Melon (1piece 250g)

Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements.

【Calories and Macronutrient Composition】

(Percent Meal Value)

Energy43 Cal536~751Cal
Protein2.5g (10 Cal)15~34g
Fat0.25g (2.25 Cal)13~20g
Carbohydrate9.75g (39 Cal)75~105g

【PFC Balance】

The calories in Bitter Melon per 250g(1piece) is 43 calories. Bitter Melon is calculated to be 17Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 470.59g with 9.75g of mostly carbohydrates、2.5g of protein、0.25g of fat in 250g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K and Vitamin C.

Vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and sodium content for 250g (1piece) of Bitter Melon


(Percent Meal Value)

Vitamin A Retinol Equivalent42.5μg221μgRE
Vitamin E Alpha Tocopherol2mg2.2mg
Vitamin K102.5μg17μg
Vitamin B10.13mg0.32mg
Vitamin B20.18mg0.36mg
Vitamin B60.15mg0.35mg
Pantothenic Acid0.93mg1.5mg
Vitamin C190mg33mg


(Percent Meal Value)



(Percent Meal Value)

Total Dietary Fiber6.5g5.7g~

Fatty acid composition in 250g (1piece) of Bitter Melon

Fatty acids found in Bitter Melon are either to low to display a value or unknown

Amino acid composition in 250g (1piece) of Bitter Melon

Amino acids found in Bitter Melon are either to low to display a value or unknown

*Note that do to rounding some nutrient values are shown as not contained in some cases.

*Calculated assuming a 1800 calorie diet of a normal women age 18 to 29 around 112 pounds weight.

*The exact vitamin and mineral content may depend on the method of cooking preparation, transportation method, and processed used for long term storage, collectively.

*Calculated calorie results may vary within a margin of several calories.

12 ways to Burn 43Cal

Bitter Melon:Aerobic exercise duration required to burn 43 calories per 250g (1piece)

  • Walking17min
  • Jogging10min
  • Cycling / Biking / Spinning7min
  • Jumping Rope5min
  • Stretching20min
  • Climbing Steps6min
  • Vacuuming14min
  • Cleaning Bath Tub13min
  • Water Walking13min
  • Swimming7min
  • Aerobics8min
  • Boxercising9min

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