Bitter gourd is a young, tender, edible, fruit pod in the Momordica genus of climbing vines. Its bitter taste might turn some people away from it. It really can sweeten your health through virtue of its disease preventing and health promoting compounds. Bitter gourd pods are characterised with soft lengthwise ridges and uneven pebbly surface. Depending upon the cultivar type, its immature pods can be light to dark green and have oblong or oval shapes with a pointed tip at the blossom end. As the fruit begin to mature, they gradually become hard,turn yellow or brown in colour.