Always wash bitter melon thoroughly under running water.
Use fresh bitter melon for best results.
Always choose bitter gourds that are fresh, bright, and deep green in colour.
Don’t consume more than 2 bitter melons in a day.
The bitter melon leaves should be kept in a cool, dry, and dark place. They stay fresh in the refrigerator up to a week.
Marinade with salt to reduce the bitterness.
Pregnant women should be careful while consuming this vegetable. The laxative component of the vegetable may lead to premature contraction, vaginal bleeding and miscarriages. Do consult your doctor once.