Is it safe to have Balsam-pear during pregnancy?

Yes, that's ok

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Are there any benefits of eating balsam-pear during pregnancy?

Balsam-pear - also known as 

Bitter gourd, Momordica charantia, Bitter melon, Bitter squash, Karela,
Are there any benefits of eating balsam-pear during pregnancy

Balsam-pear is a wonderful vegetable to be included in your pregnancy diet. It comes loaded with folate, helping avoid neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in the developing fetus. Balsam-pear also helps avert the condition of gestational diabetes in moms-to-be. Furthermore, this vegetable is rich in dietary fibre and excellent in antioxidants. So yes, you should definitely go ahead with this one in your pregnancy.

Good source of
Folate, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K,
May contain harmful elements like...
Glycosides, Morodicine, Quinine, Resins, Saponic

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