Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gac - The Fruit of Heaven

Quả GấcAlthough many people have never heard of the gac fruit, it is in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam, very well known. The Gac fruit grows on vines and reached about the size of a melon, and is used both as food and medicine from northeast Australia to Vietnam to China. In Vietnam, it is the preparation of "Xoi gac" for everyday use or special ceremonies use.

Only recently, the Gac fruit is known in Western countries and delights increasing importance as part of healthy eating.

The gac fruit

Xôi gấcMomordica cochinchinensis, also known as gac fruit, is a Southeast Asian fruit which is found in the region from southern China to the northeast of Australia. It is sometimes referred to as baby jackfruit or pumpkin Cochinchin. The Gac fruit is traditionally used as food and medicine, in the regions where it grows. In the Western world, the importance of gac fruit, for people who want to eat healthily, steadily.

The plants are very easy to grow, but ripe fruit can only be harvested from September to January and is so highly revered that it is not an integral part of many festivals and celebrations. It is regarded as an Asian treasure with 10 times more lycopene (an important antioxidant) than any other fruit. In the rural areas of Vietnam can be seen on many houses, which have grown at espalier the plant against the sky. The fruit looks just like a green melon, which eventually becomes a brilliant dark red-orange color. The Gac fruit is also lovingly called "heavens fruit" because of the way it grows and its impressive health benefits. It is rumored that their health, vitality and promote longevity.

Super antioxidant properties

Lycopene is the red pigment which gives the gac fruit and other fruits like watermelon, red grapefruit and tomatoes their color. It has been shown that this excellent antioxidant helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer. Lycopene is a fat-soluble nutrient. A fully ripe gac fruit in its deepest color intensity provides approximately 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes. Lycopene is not produced by the body and can be taken only by the food. Because it is fat soluble, it must be eaten together with some form of dietary fat so that it can absorb the body. Studies have shown that eating foods high in lycopene may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by up to 34% and the risk of heart attack by up to 50%. It also helps to lower blood pressure and keep blood sugar levels in balance. If you have high cholesterol, the Gac fruit can help you. Too much cholesterol in the blood can be the cause of atherosclerosis, leading to heart problems and strokes. As an antioxidant, lycopene begins called "free radicals" in the body from which anreifen stress, metabolic disorders, and exposure to environmental toxins healthy cells and cause age-related diseases, and can cause heart disease and cancer. It also helps the free radicals that are responsible for osteoporosis and UV skin damage to disarm. Lycopene can help to improve fertility in men. It is recommended that foods with lycopene, as contained in the gac fruit, every day to eat for health.

The Gac fruit also contains a lot of beta-carotene, a carotenoid (antioxidant) as found in red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as melons and carrots. In the body, beta carotene is converted into vitamin A, which is important for the health and proper development of cell membranes. It also supports the immune system, which protects us from harmful disease-causing substances. Beta carotene fights fatigue from (which symptomatic with anemia), helps the structural integrity of the body tissue to obtain, contributes to the overall improvement of a healthy skin, increases stamina and energy by balancing the adrenal system and helps to preserve the eyesight or improve.

Certain antioxidants such as beta-carotene and lycopene can be easily processed by the body when they are taken mixed with fats. To be digested, they must be bound with fat molecules. The Gac fruit contains a sufficiently high proportion of dietary fat to the inclusion of antioxidants, in contrast to most other fruits to ensure. For example, tomatoes contain lycopene, but no fat, so they should be eaten with olive oil or cheese to take full advantage of their antioxidant power. The Gac fruit is completely self-sufficient in terms of providing the ingredients for the absorption of antioxidants.

Much like the avocado Gac fruit contains a considerable amount of vitamin E (oil) and essential fatty acids that the body needs to function well.


Use natural products for younger looking skin!

The Gac fruit has excellent anti-aging properties, it promotes hair growth, protects the hair structure, provides the hair roots with vitamins and promotes cell renewal.

Natural products to rejuvenate the skin and maintaining a healthy, youthful appearance is a growing trend among celebrities and supermodels. Natural health is reflected by the skin and is indeed preferable to the quick but harsh chemical treatments and expensive cosmetic surgery.

The oil of gac fruit has a concentrated, nutrient-rich solution for bright, younger looking skin.


Thanks to years of research, the "Viet Nam Plant Oil and Food Processing Company" (VNPOFOOD) has come to the market with VINAGA a product of the many scientists claim it could neutralize carcinogens, prevent other diseases such as anemia and diabetes and cholesterol levels in maintain balance.

Today Vinaga is known as a natural remedy not only in Vietnam, it is also exported to many countries such as Russia, the USA, Japan and Germany. This excellent product is enjoying growing prominence there, also because it is made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.