Gac (Momordica Cochinchinensis Spreng) is a indigenous fruit of Vietnam, commonly used as a colorant in traditional dishes.
Recent studies showed that this fruit had a high carotenoid content, especially lycopene and Beta-carotene. It also contains fibers, healthy carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.
These carotenoids are presently in high demand as they are natural antioxidants to prevent and treat cancers. Listed below are few of the health benefits of consuming gac fruit:
7. Combats cancer
GAC fruit consist of several nutrients that are proven to prevent cancer and also slow down the multiplication of cancerous cells. It is also recently found that this fruit contains a particular protein that helps to prevent the proliferation of cancerous cells. Because of this specific reason GAC has earned the name “Heaven’s fruit”, as it has several methods of fighting cancer.