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Goyaglycoside is any of several related triterpenoid glycosides found in the fruits bitter melon vine (Momordica charantia), called goya in Okinawan language.[1] They include:

Goyaglycosides c and d can be extracted from the fresh fruit with methanol and ethyl acetate.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Akihisa T, Higo N, Tokuda H, Ukiya M, Akazawa H, Tochigi Y, Kimura Y, Suzuki T, Nishino H, et al. (2007). "Cucurbitane-Type Triterpenoids from the Fruits of Momordica charantia and Their Cancer Chemopreventive Effects". Journal of Natural Products. 70 (8): 1233–1239. doi:10.1021/np068075p. PMID 17685651.