Gac or Momordic Cochinchinnensis or Wonder Fruit

This fruit is common in Southeast-Asia and is used both as medicine and food. Research has confirmed that the beta-carotene (vitamin A) in the fruit is highly bioavailable and is even more than in carrots.

Usually people open the fruit and take out the red flesh that sticks on the the coin size seeds. It is actually pretty tasteless, so usually people mix it with rice or juice.

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2 thoughts on “Gac or Momordic Cochinchinnensis or Wonder Fruit

  • 09/05/2011 at 01:08
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    I even bought one and I couldn’t figure it out.

  • 25/11/2011 at 00:00
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    Where can you find these in Vientiane? In what season?

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