LUCUMA – POWDER Pouteria lucuma
Lucuma in its whole form looks similar to an avocado, with a hard green exterior covering the sweet, soft fruit. The flesh is yellow and has a texture that is slightly reminiscent to that of a dry egg yolk. Many people say the taste of lucuma reminds them of a cross between caramel and a sweet potato. While it does contain a mellow sweetness, it’s low on the glycemic scale and typically suitable for diabetics.
Beloved by the Incas, lucuma is a super nutritious Peruvian fruit that contains beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. Its maple-like taste makes it a sweet addition to smoothies, baked goods, and even ice cream. Viewed as a symbol of fertility and creation, lucuma was called the “Gold of the Incas” and was used for a variety of applications. Recent research shows that lucuma may be helpful for supporting skin health, blood sugar, and even cardiovascular health.
ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN TIMES
Fruit of the Pouteria lucuma, an indigenous tree native to the subtropical region of Peru, this sweet fruit has been revered for its high nutritional content. Low glycemic food, the “Gold of the gods”, as it has been called, helps control sugar levels in the blood. Rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals such as iron, this exotic fruit help reduce bad cholesterol levels and helps with hemoglobin production.
LUCUMA HERBAL PROPERTIES AND ACTIONS
Lucuma is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It has a low glycemic index thus it can be a great sugar alternative for those wishing to decrease their sugar intake. Lucuma is a low acid fruit and an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins A, B (especially B3) and C, and minerals. It is especially abundant in beta-carotene, niacin, iron, zinc, dietary fibre, calcium, phosphorus and protein.
Lucuma is a South American superfruit with a delicious taste – cross between maple syrup and citrus. It’s a source of fibre and potassium as well as a host of other nutrients. Lucuma has been prized for centuries by the indigenous people of Peru. It’s a healthy, low-glycemic flavour and natural sweetener.
- Maple Citrus flavour
- Low glycemic superfruit
- Source of fibre & potassium
- Natural sweetener
Suggested Usage: Blend 1-4 TBS into smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal or make your own lucuma ice cream… the possibilities are endless really. Substitute for maple, butterscotch, or toffee flavours in your favourite desserts. Mix into tea for a creamy texture and sweet, rich flavour. Sprinkle on top of your favourite granola.
SOLD IN 250g PORTIONS
Keep in a cool, dry place. I can accommodate custom orders or arrange wholesale pricing.
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