Almost every vegetable by Mother Nature has its benefits to the human body. However, not all of them taste sweet and almost every parents struggle to make their kids eat the bitter taste vegetable.
Bitter taste vegetables are good for health but not liked by us in our childhood. Knowing their health benefits now we struggle to encourage our kids to eat these veggies. Here is the list of such vegetable.
Top 5 Bitter Taste Vegetable
1 – Karela (Bitter gourds)
Indeed this magical vegetable will top any list children’s dislikes worldwide. Due to its bitter taste, it’s hard for parents to make their kids like and eat Karela. Bitter gourds are packed with Iron, Carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, vitamin A and C.
Karela Health Benefits – Good for eyes complications, purification of blood tissues and digestive system. Its hypoglycaemic help diabetes by reducing blood sugar level and urine sugar levels. Help piles patients in paste form. During summer time karela juice can help prevent diarrhea. Karela leaf juice is used for the treatment of alcoholism as this help strengthening and functioning of patients lever. Indeed all rewarding health benefits of this bitter taste vegetable if you can ignore the taste.
Famous Karela Recipe: bharwan karela
2 – Tinda
Majorly used in south Asian countries and is a super food packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Tinda is also known as baby pumpkin in India Its round shape and green colour makes it look like apples. You don’t have to wait to get it fully mature for eating as widely tinda is eaten in immature stage with its skin.
Health benefits of Tinda – Its anti-inflammatory agents control heart disease. Good in blood pressure and digestion due to high fiber content. Its contain carotenes which slow down the aging process and provide prevention from cataract formation.
Famous Tinda Recipe – Kadai Tinda, Stuffed Tinda, Tinda Gost
3 – Launki (bottle gourd)
Another well-known vegetable found in the kitchens on Indians is Launki (bottle gourd). Launnki comes in many shapes in different parts and found in the Asian and African continent. Almost all Indian household use this bitter taste vegetable as it is low-priced and easily available to all.
Health Benefits of Launki – Useful if you are looking for weight loss treatment, launki juice is said to be helping people’s lose weight. Launki helps you in constipation, as this is high fibers with low fats. It also helpful in liver and kidney inflammations plus provides benefits in urinary tract infection.
Top Launki Recipe – Stuffed Lauki ki Yakhni, Giya Kofta
4 – Capsicums (Simlamirch)
A power packed vegetable from the south and central America is another known vegetable for Indian kitchens. Comes in green, yellow, red and orange colour they do look like tropical vegetables.
Health benefits of Capsicums – Helps you burn extra calories and increase metabolism. Also considered beneficial in weight loss. Capsicums helps strengthening the immune system as they are high in vitamin A, B and C. Capsicums also helps in blood pressure and lowering cholesterol an incredible advantage in this bitter taste vegetable.
5 – Shalgam / Turnip
This bitter taste vegetable is a root was favorite of greeks and roman empires before the potato was even discovered. Cheap and easy availability made this popular in Europe and other parts of the world during slavery days. In India, this bitter taste vegetable is known by many names like tella dumpa, Navil Kosu and Shalgom to name a few.
Health benefits of Shalgam – Packed with the anti-inflammatory to keep a check on asthma. High quantity of anti-oxidants of this bitter taste vegetable makes it a must for our kitchen. Generally, only vegetable part is editable however, its green leaves are full of much nutritious for our daily use.
Top Shalgam Recipe – Shalgam ki Subzi, Shalgam Ka Saag, Masaledar Shalgam
Encourage your kids to eat these bitter taste vegetable, by explaining their immense benefits behind the bitter taste. Best is to experiment with different recipes and hope they like some out of them.