Bitter gourd flesh is crunchy and watery in texture. The skin is tender and edible. The fruit is most often eaten green. Bitter melon is stuffed with spices and then fried in oil. You can also make stir fried karela curry. Karela juice is a popular health drink, especially for diabetics. Bitter gourd is prepared in various dishes, such as stir fry, cooked in coconut milk, or steamed. Bitter gourd contains vitamin A, B1, B2, and C. It also contains minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium.