Last weekend I bought some Gac fruit, which is often labelled as a super-fruit due to its high nutritional value. In Thailand it is called “Fak Khao”. From what I understand the name “Gac” is Vietnamese which leads me to believe that the fruit is native to that country. You don’t see it often in Thailand but it is starting to turn up more regularly in specialty markets like farmer’s markets and riverside markets. They have some at Bang Namphueng Floating Market. You will see the gac juice more often. I tried some at the same place where I bought this fruit and found it refreshing. But, after I attempted to juice the fruit myself, I realized two things. Firstly, they must have put in a lot of water as my version was very thick. I think they put in 50% water. Secondly, the taste is pretty bland and so I am guessing they added something else. Maybe sweeteners.
Inside the fruit there are black pips that obviously cannot be juiced. I washed the red juice off this with my fingers and a cup of water. I also peeled the fruit and added the orange flesh to the blender together with the red juice. No idea if this is correct so if anyone has any experience can you please let me know in the comments. I am also looking for ideas of what to add to the juice to make it taste better. Maybe pineapple. If you are buying one for yourself to juice, just buy one fruit as it does need to be watered down. One fruit goes a long way!