What Is Gac Fruit?
Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis) is a bright orange spikey fruit found in Southeast Asia. It’s only harvested for two months each year (December and January) and is often used on special occasions in Vietnam as well as in traditional Chinese medicines. Besides, gac fruit contains a range of benefits for our health.
Gac fruit contains a lot of vitamins. In particular, the content of Lycopene, beta carotene, Alphatocopherol … is 68 times as much as in tomatoes. In the red membrane surrounding its seeds, there are also lots of vitamin E antioxidants, anti-aging cells. These natural substances can protect the youth, prevent tanning, dry skin, hair loss, … Additionally, Gac oil is extracted to treat acne types. Therefore, Gac fruit becomes a fruit used in cosmetic industry.
Support cancer prevention
According to research by US scientists, the lycopene in tomatoes has the ability to prevent cancer and limit the growth of cancer cells. But according to a study of the University of California, the content of Lycopene in Gac ftuit is 70 times as muh as in tomatoes. Besides, it fruit also contains many other substances such as Vitamin E, carotene … neutralizing 75% of carcinogens, especially breast cancer, prostate cancer …
Good for cardiovascular
Gac fruit has the effect of reducing LDL cholesterol, strengthening the walls and preventing atherosclerosis. It is also good for the people suffering from diabetes, prevent cardiovascular disease, contribute to anti-stroke, increase longevity,…
Curcumin in Gac fruit has the ability to eliminate free radicals causing cancer and improve the resistance, physical strength. Besides, Beta Carotene also have antioxidant effect, can strengthen the body’s resistance and help the body improve the body’s immune system.
Help the eyes brighter
Gac fruit contains quite a lot of Beta carotene. A precursor of Vitamin A. This substance will turn into vitamin A when taken into the body.