Momordica charantia / bitter melon / balsam pear

Momordica charantia (L.), Cucurbitaceae

Country of origin the Netherlands
Active substance extract
CAS number 93333-80-3
China list yes
Plant part fruits
Conditions fresh or dried and crushed



Holland Biodiversity is the supplier of Balsam pear/ bitter melon/ momordica charantia.

  • fresh fruits
  • crushed and dried fruits


It is a flowering plant from the Cucurbitaceae family and the fruits are used as an active substance in nutraceuticals and skin care products.

Traditionally known for its medicinal properties such as antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammation, antivirus, and cholesterol lowering effects. It contains many phenolic compounds that may have the potential as antioxidant and antimutagen.


  • GACP
  • Contract Cultivation
  • Biological
  • Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) Treaty free
  • Small and large volumes
  • Green & Sustainable


Applications of the plant extract of bitter melon:

  • skin conditioning
  • hair conditioning
  • antioxidant
  • traditionally used for treatment of diabetes

We can produce the momordica with the highest yield of active compounds for you!

In the Netherlands we grow approximately 30,000 different varieties on a commercial scale. Different varieties of bitter melon are grown, each with its own unique chemical composition. Let us know which compounds you are looking for, and we will find the right variety with the highest levels of active substances. We have our own laboratory with the latest analytical equipment to help you find the most active plant extract for your product with the use of Multivariate data analysis of NMR data, among others.

More information about our services, or get in touch via 0031 651 537699,

Additional information



Active substance

extract, single compounds

CAS number


Plant part


China list


Country of origin

the Netherlands


cosmetics, food ingredients, pharma