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Bitter Compounds in Wild Fruits May Help Treat Cancer

A recent study found that the compounds responsible for bitter flavour in wild cucurbits cucumber, pumpkin, melon, watermelon and squash have the potential to treat cancer and diabetes. These compounds called cucurbitacins protect the wild plants against predators and have the potential to suppress growth of cancer cells. The fruit and leaves of wild cucurbits have been used in Indian ...

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