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  • Organic Raw Lucuma

Organic Raw Lucuma

Our raw organic Lucuma which is abundant in niacin (B3) and iron with significant amounts of calcium and phosphorus. Raw organic Lucuma is an excellent source of carbohydratesfibervitamins and minerals.

Raw lucuma powder is an excellent source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in our bodies and promotes eye health, cell growth, and a strong immune system. It is also rich in B-vitamins, iron, zinc, calcium, niacin, and protein.

 

How to enjoy Lucuma:

Organic lucuma powder is an extremely versatile and tasty ingredient which blends well with ice creams, yogurts, pies, cakes, and desserts. Sprinkle it over oatmeal and cereal, or mix it into salad dressing and smoothies for a nutritional boost.  As a general rule of thumb, you can substitute 1 tablespoon of regular sugar for 2 tablespoons of lucuma powder in your recipes. Experiment to find the amount of sweetness that works best for you. Tell us how you eat your lucuma!

 

What is Lucuma?

Native to South America, lucuma fruit (Pouteria lucuma) is an exotic green fruit with a starchy yellow-orange flesh. Once known as the ‘Gold of the Incas,’ the reverence for this nutritional, subtropical fruit was reflected in the art and ceramics of ancient Peruvian cultures. Its enticing and unique taste is especially popular in countries like Peru and Chile, where it is one of the most desired ice cream flavors. Lucuma fruit is also referred to as lucmo and eggfruit.