The Gac is a fruit with a special property and must be made note of when studying which fruits are good antioxidants. It is one of the high antioxidant fruits absolutely loaded with antioxidants. In fact it is one of the fruits with the most antioxidants. It is especially loaded with beta-carotene, lycopene and zeanthin all of which are antioxidants. Lycopene is found in tomatoes and many eat tomatoes to get lycopene. Well surprise, the gac fruit has 70 times the lycopene found in tomatoes!
Gac fruit also has beta-carotene, which many eat carrots to obtain. Surprise again, the gac fruit has 10 times more beta-carotene than carrots. Because of it’s high antioxidant levels gac fruit is used to treat eye, skin, heart and prostate problems. The main intake of gac fruit is from it’s juice which is a deep red juice.
A study reported in the International Journal of Oncology showed that the gac fruit may help fight cancer. In the study a water solution from gac fruit showed to suppress the growing of some tumor cells. The test while not conclusive certainly called for more investigation. The tests are ongoing. While very difficult if not impossible to find in it’s raw form in North America, gac antioxidant fruit juice is readily available for purchase over the internet. So enjoy this very potent antioxidant provider, the gac fruit.