My husband and I discovered this amazing vegetable when we lived in India for 4 months. We were told by locals that they eat Bitter Melon to regulate blood sugar levels. I wanted to investigate the protentional properties of this vegetable and went to Google Scholar for my research. Listed below under Properties and Actions, I never knew that this is a supper veggie. Our family eat Bitter Melon on a daily basis. We have pickled, stir fried, baked, soups, and made chips out of them. We grow our own Bitter Melon but any Asian or Middle Eastern stores one can find these vegetables all year round. If you have any question, please free to respond.