Lucuma Powder (Low GI Natural Sweetener, ACO) 350g
Pronounced "loo-ku-mah", Lucuma has a naturally sweet maple-like flavour, divine aroma and a creamy texture. Lucuma is often used as a nutritious replacement for sweetener in recipes.
Hailed as the "The Gold of the Incas", the lucuma fruit is rich source of antioxidants, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Non-GMO. NO added fillers, anti-caking agents, colours, flavours or preservatives.
Often seen in desserts and sweets in South America, it makes an excellent addition to desserts, smoothies, and other sweet treats!
Use in place of sugar and sweeteners or add a few tablespoons to your favourite recipes for added nutrient boost and caramel flavour.
Growing & Processing
Organic Lucuma Powder is made from whole Peruvian lucuma fruit that has been dried at low temperatures and milled into a fine powder.
Lucuma is known by the local people of Peru as the “Gold of the Incas”, and has been cherished for centuries, both as a staple food source, and a religious offering associated with fertility. Today, the fruit still plays a big part in contemporary Peruvian celebrations, and is the most popular flavour of ice cream in the country! The fruit is so well loved by the locals, there are even 26 villages named after it.
So how do we, the non-Peruvians on the other side of the world, get to experience this delectable fruit, without racking up a ton of food miles in transit? Lightweight, raw, delicately dehydrated powder is how. The lucuma fruits are dried at low temperatures retaining all their vital nutrients, and then milled into a superfine powder ready for us to explore.
Here are 10 great reasons you should try out Lucuma today:
- Natural Low GI Sweetner
Given it’s fruity flavour, Lucuma can be used as a natural low GI sweetener. This makes it safe for diabetics, and great for the rest of us to help stabilise blood sugar (critical for all bodily cell function), and even out energy levels. It can be substituted for regular sugar in a 2:1 ratio (2 Tablespoons Lucuma for every 1 Tablespoon sugar).
- Rich in Antioxidants
Lucuma’s rich antioxidant content means it helps to fight and prevent disease, and slow the aging process. The fruit is used as a natural healing medicine in South America, due to its antibiotic, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
- Loaded with Healthy Carbohydrates
As a fruit, Lucuma is full of healthy carbohydrates. Yes, Healthy + Carbs (you may not have heard those two in a sentence for a while!). Whole food carbohydrates, along with healthy fats, are are wonderful source of fuel for the body, particularly the brain. Have you ever felt lacking in energy after you’ve tried to restrict carbohydrates or fats that day? Your brain may be seeking additional energy to function at its best, particularly if you’re slim and don’t have much body fat to burn as energy. Lucuma is a wonderful way to increase the healthy unrefined whole food sources of carbohydrate in your diet.
- Packed with Vitamins & Minerals
Lucuma has the same amount of calcium as a glass of cow’s milk, as well as plentiful amounts of beta-carotene (an anti-carcinogen), zinc, iron, vitamin C, niacin (B3), and fibre. It also contains 14 essential trace minerals.
- Re-create Peru's Favourite Ice Cream
Did I mention the most popular ice cream flavour in Peru is Lucuma? Make your own by blending in a blender or food processor 1/2c lucuma powder, 1c cashews (soaked for 2 hours then drained), 2cm vanilla bean or 1 Tbsp vanilla extract/powder, 1/4c coconut nectar, a pinch of organic sea salt and 1c water. Freeze, then remove for a tantalising taste of Peru.
- Energy Boost wtih this Zabaglione-Style Smoothie
For a delicious Zabaglione style dessert or afternoon tea pick me up, blend 1 Tbsp lucuma, 1 frozen banana, 1 medjool date, 1tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2c coconut/nut milk and 1/2c ice. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and serve. Insane.
- Add to Bircher Museli for Creamy Caramel Twist
Add a teaspoon to your overnight bircher muesli for a delicious creamy caramel flavour. Ready to take it next level? Add a teaspoon of mesquite as well. Or try out this Raw Pear, Coconut & Chia Bircher recipe for size.
- Make a Healthy, Sweet, Caramel Sauce
Mix 1 tablespoon of lucuma with 1 tablespoon mesquite, and a few tablespoons of coconut nectar, yacon nectar, or agave nectar. Instant caramel sauce! Take it one step further and whiz up in your blender with 1/2c cashews (soaked for 2 hours then drained) and 1/2c water for a delicious creamy caramel sauce to pour over fruit, icecream, or pancakes.
- Add a Tablespoon to your favourite Nut Butter
Add a tablespoon of lucuma to your favourite organic natural nut butter (homemade is best). It will impart a slightly subtle caramel sweetness. Think toned down Reese peanut butter cups. Delicious.
- Use as a Sweetner in your favourite Cakes & Sweet Treats
The citrusy flavour of lucuma lends itself perfectly to pairing with a delicious, raw, citrus cheesecake. Give it a go with our Citrus and Lucuma Cheesecake or in our Creamy Lemon Cheesecake. It’s also used as a healthy sweetener in our Lemon, Coconut, & Apricot Fudge Slice.
Organic Lucuma Powder
Produce of Peru.
A wide range of products are on this shared equipment which includes grains, cereals, seeds, nuts, dried fruits and powders. Traces of gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds may be present in this product.
If cared for properly, our Raw Lucuma Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product: Avoid exposure to heat. The powder will remain fresh if stored at room temperature or below.
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International Delivery Times - 5-10 Days
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