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Strange name, powerful fruit

February 23, 2011  By Chris Kilham | FoxNews.com


Gac FruitNEWS HIGHLIGHT

Strange name, powerful fruit
It has a strange name, and you most likely haven’t heard of it
before; however it is definitely a fruit you need to know. Gac
fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis), is a beautiful red fruit
from Vietnam.

Gac Fruit 

 

February 23, 2011 – Yes, it has a strange name. No, you most likely haven’t heard of it before. And yes, it is definitely a fruit you need to know. It’s Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis), a strange and beautiful red fruit originating from Vietnam, where it is harvested in December and January.

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The fruit is cultivated throughout Southeast Asia and China, often as an ornamental plant due to its magnificent color. Also known as Chinese bitter cucumber, cundeamor and bhat karela, Gac fruit is rich in the antioxidants beta-carotene, lycopene (seventy times more than in tomatoes), and zeaxanthin.

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