Bittermelon

While it might be the most sharp-tasting fruit you will ever eat, bitter melon (also known as the balsamic pear) has been used for medicinal purposes in Asia and Africa for centuries. It is a tropical fruit, and is interestingly only eaten by humans, as we seem to be the only creatures to have developed a palate for bitterness! Research has shown that bitter melon can be a powerful aid in controlling Type 2 Diabetes, as it increases insulin sensitivity. Bitter melon has also been show to help stop the growth of cancerous tumors. It’s also loaded with calcium, iron and beta-carotene, as ..

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