Bittergourd is a vegetable and also a medicine. Bittergourd has a strong bitter taste and it can be enjoyed if it is prepared carefully. Bittergourd is considered the ‘most bitter’ among the fruits and vegetables. You can also make juice from Bittergourd, which is very good for diabetic patients. It prevents health disorders like asthma, bronchitis, pharyngitis and rhinitis. It contains vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin C helps to boost bone health, blood vessels and it also helps the body to absorb iron. It is also essential for wound healing and help to improve brain function. Vitamin K is required for blood coagulation and it also helps to transfer calcium in bone and other tissues. It also contains minerals like iron, zinc and phosphorous.