Speaking of health benefits, I’ve heard that Indian Bitter Gourd has several including anti-diabetic properties. If you’re curious, I recommend you do a web search to find out more. In the United States, you can buy Bitter Gourd all year round at Indian or other ethic grocery stores.You can also find it in the frozen food section of any ethnic grocery store. When buying this vegetable, look for young gourds that feel firm when pressed and don’t have any blemishes or cuts on the surface. If it feels soft or hollow, it’s likely overripe and is not suitable for cooking.