I live in Asia but I have never heard about this exotic fruit called Momordica Cochinchinensis Spreng or commonly known as Gâc in Vietnam, which it is grown in abundance. Apparently, this is a revered bright red fruit that is regarded as a “Fruit from Heaven”, widely prized for its health and beauty benefits.
From what I’ve gathered from the website promoting R.G. Skin Revitalizer, a dietary supplement that uses Gâc oil in its products, this fruit is a premier source of carotenoids to support healthy skin and the body’s own defense mechanisms from free radicals. The beta-carotene, lycopene and other potent antioxidants found in Gâc fruit is said to help support strong cellular rejuvenation throughout the body.
And interestingly, I read that in order for nutrients to be absorbed by the human digestive system, they must bind with fat molecules and because Gâc is an oil, it is more beneficial than many fruits and vegetables which are also rich in beneficial carotenoids, but are virtually fat free.
RedGac is an oil, not a juice. There a big difference. Because it is an oil, RedGac both supplies and delivers to the body of the high natural levels of antioxidants. Gac is an natural source of beta-carotene, lycopene, and long-chain fatty acids, and the fat in the fruit pulp is essential for the absorption of those fat soluble nutrients. Fat soluble nutrient digestion is assisted by natural fruit oils.
While gac is an exceptional source of β-carotene (18-50 mg/100 g), lycopene, and long-chain fatty acids (24 g/100 g). , it’s the fat in the fruit pulp (about 100 mg/g) that is essential for the absorption of β-carotenes.
Well, I’ll certainly like to try taking this fruit now that I know more about their nutritional value to healthy skin. And if anyone has tried this before, I’ll certainly like to hear their opinion.
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