GAC AND ACEROLA

Superfruits have been getting a lot of recognition and attention over the last couple of years. These “superfruits” are considered the class A among the fruits, and they have more nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals etc. They have more compare to that of the average fruits that we know. But the only challenge with these fruits is that they are   Let me share with you some of the Superfruit that I have recently came across with and get to know some interesting facts about them.

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GAC

Gac can be found in some parts of Southeast Asia, and throughout Southern China and Northeastern Australia. They are harvested only during Decemeber and January, so it is very unlikely that you will find a fresh gac fruit in the market.  and has been used in Vietnamese dishes and in traditional medicine. Gac, being a superfruit has a high concentration of Beta Carotene and Lycopene, and if you remember them, they are mostly found in tomatoes and carrots, and in fact has 76 times more lycopene than tomatoes, so if you don’t fancy tomatoes, gac is your go-fruit.  It has even  been dubbed as a “fruit from heaven” because of its exceptional nutritional value. I haven’t really seen nor taste the actual fresh fruit, but I got the chance to taste a product which has it, the taste would be similar to tomato, a bit of avocado, and it is a bit mushy. Have you tried Gac before? Let us know! #ASKJAM

 

ACEROLA

This fruit, native to Mexico and the South and Central America, has a cherry like appearance, that’s why people would sometimes call them acerola cherry, or Barbados Cherries.  They are eaten the same way like cherries, and boasts a high concentration of Vitamin C, one of the highest, 13 times higher than orange juice and rich in antioxidants as well. So if you wanted to boost your immune system, you can just pop an acerola cherry. It may be widely available and is even exported, but the fruit itself is highly perishable. That’s why most of the time you would see them in supplements or in juices, jams, mostly in preserved goods. Have you seen this fruit before? Let us know! Would be glad to share it with our followers!

 

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