Lucuma Fruit

The evergreen lucuma tree is from the Sapotaceae family, native to the Andean valleys of Peru. The species can grow up to 18 metres in height and live for up to 500 years. Its yellowy-orange fruit is also known as Inca’s Gold. It is one of the lost crops of the Incas and has been honoured as a symbol of fertility and creation since ancient times. Today, more than 26 Peruvian villages are named after the superfruit.

– Rich in Beta-Carotene, vitamin A, Niacin (Vitamin B3) and C.
– High mineral content- contains 14 trace minerals.
– Excellent source of Potassium.
– Good source of iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium.
– Sweet, yet low Glycemic Index.
– Nutty-caramel flavour with a rich, creamy texture.
– Versatile ingredient can be added to yoghurts, juices, smoothies, and cereals.
– Ideal for baking, a popular sugar substitute for cakes, biscuits, desserts and ice cream.
– Powder is also used as an emulsifying agent, 20g is equivalent to 1 egg.

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