Gac Fruit known as, "Fruit From Heaven", is
from Southeast Asia, a spiky, cantaloupe sized, bright orangeish-red member of the squash family. According to locals,
Gac Fruit has an unmatched ability to promote longevity.
has the world discovered its health benefits which are attributed to significant antioxidants from carotenoids and fatty acids.
Gac Fruit is considered by many to be a super fruit.
Fact About Gac Fruit
- 76 TIMES the Lycopene content of the average tomato.
- 10 TIMES the Beta Carotene content
of the average carrot.
- VERY HIGH content of Omegas 6 & 9; in fact it has been measured
at 22% fatty acids by weight.
- A very concentrated source of zeaxanthin, which is essential
for good eye health and vision.
Gac Fruit is not well known outside
of Southeast Asia as of now, but undoubtedly it will be because of its powerful antioxidants.
The seed membrane of the Gac fruit
is also used in traditional Vietnamese medicine to make a tonic called Gac oil. For centuries, Gac oil has been given to pregnant
and lactating women and to children to treat dry eyes and night blindness. The rich, nutty oil has also proven worthy of treating
wounds, skin infections, and burns, and is traditionally given to children to improve their growth.
Gac's Powerful Antioxidants
Gac is a nutritional wonder that rivals the health benefits of many better-known fruits and
The Gac's power lies within its seedpod chambers. The bright orange and red colors of the fruit indicate
the high concentration of powerful antioxidants called carotenoids, and specifically beta-carotene and lycopene.
Carotenoids are the "king" antioxidants and the first line of defense for the body. They
protect other antioxidants like vitamins C and E from sustaining damage from free radicals. In fact, a typical carotenoid
molecule can sustain more than 20 free radical hits before it becomes completely destroyed.
Lycopene is a carotenoid imparting vibrant red color to fruits
and vegetables like tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon. Ongoing preliminary research suggests that lycopene may help
prevent prostate cancer and some other forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other serious diseases like macular degeneration.