"Amazing taste - like a cross between maple and caramel. Perfect in my smoothies. "
Why We Love Raw Lucuma Powder
Exotic taste - antioxidant benefits
Provides natural sweetness
Unique caramel / maple flavor
Low in calories and low glycemic
Chock full of beta carotene, B vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants
When it comes to natural sweeteners, there are a few that live up to the standards of being truly all-natural AND healthy at the same time. Lucuma powder is among the select few which can give your body the necessary vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive while still providing a unique, sweet flavor to your favorite recipes.
The lucuma fruit has been eaten by native Peruvians for thousands of years. The unique, soft texture of the fruit inside has been used to feed young babies, and the rich vitamin and antioxidant properties are excellent for expectant mothers and new mothers. Long seen as a symbol of fertility in Ancient Incan culture, the lucuma has been said to be helpful in conception we well as to promote milk supply in new mothers.
Health Benefits of Lucuma Powder
Lucuma has been used traditionally as a sugar replacement in South America. This tasty fruit is perfect as an all natural flavoring or sweetener. Our lucuma powder is made from the finest, ripest, and sweetest possible fruit.
The lucuma are gently dried at low temperatures, then carefully ground into a fine powder. This process allows our lucuma to retain as much flavor and nutritional value as possible. When the fruit is chosen and prepared so carefully, it allows those who use it to maximize the healthy benefits of the lucuma fruit.
As a sweetener, lucuma powder has a low glycemic number, making it a safer flavoring. An excellent source of antioxidants, the disease fighting potential of lucuma powder is huge. Aside from potent cancer-fighting agents, lucuma also boasts immune-boosting potential as well. This amazing superfood also possesses anti-inflammatory abilities, helping to reduce pain and irritation caused by a variety of health issues.
How to Use Lucuma Powder
Lucuma is awesome. Lucuma is the most popular flavor of ice cream in Peru. We recommend using lucuma in all types of raw dessert recipes, from smoothies to pies to ice cream.
This sweet powder has hints of maple, custard, and caramel, and it can be used in a variety of ways. It is an extremely popular ice cream and candy flavor in much of South America where it originates from. It can be substituted in recipes which call for brown sugar in a 2:1 ratio for a complex flavor profile. It can be sprinkled onto oatmeal, stirred into yogurt, or blended into smoothies for a delicious, lightly sweet treat without blood sugar spikes or unwanted calories!
Lucuma is a truly unique fruit of South America. It is grown abundantly in subtropical regions of Peru and the Andes mountain ranges. Widely used as a baby’s first food, as well as a symbol of fertility and virility, the lucuma is a staple for many of the native people where the fruit grows. Our lucuma powder selects the best, ripest, and largest fruit for the highest quality natural sweetener and flavoring available. Perfect for a hint of maple or caramel flavorings without the calories or sugar spikes—lucuma powder provides a unique flavor with a punch of healthy benefits.
Lucuma is also known as eggfruit, mamey sapote, and zapotillo.
Ingredients: Raw Lucuma Powder