Organic lucuma powder is a natural sweetener prepared from the delicious Peruvian lucuma fruit. It contains a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and fibre and makes a delicious addition to shakes, smoothies and protein drinks and is an ideal sugar substitute in desserts and cakes.
Lúcuma is a nutrient dense fruit from Peru. We are the UK's first certified organic importers of lúcuma. Lúcuma's posh title is lúcuma obovata or pouteria obovata. The tree is long lived, evergreen, and belongs to the Sapotaceae family -- so it's similar to the canistel and sapote. It smells divine, and tastes like maple syrup flavoured ice-cream! In Peru, the yellowy-orange fruit pulp is added to ice-cream and is Peru's favourite flavour.
- Boasts an incredibly sweet flavour and a rich, creamy texture
- Scores extremely low on the glycaemic index
- The perfect sugar substitute for those who prefer to limit their refined sugar intake
- Contains vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5
- Contains iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorous
- Contains beta carotene
- Contains fibre and carbohydrates
- Contains niacin
Lucuma powder is a delicious sweetener that can be stirred into all of your favourite smoothies, shakes and protein drinks. In addition, lucuma powder makes a perfect sugar substitute in puddings, cakes, deserts and ice cream.
Lucuma (Pouteria Lucuma) is a subtropical fruit native to the Andes region of Peru. Lucuma trees can grow up to 20 metres in height and live for up to 500 years of age and still remain productive. The Incas relied on lucuma fruit as a natural source of sugar, which is why it is often referred to as "Inca’s Gold".
Quantity and Dosage
Mix 1 teaspoon (3 grams) of lucuma powder daily, into your favourite drinks. Use between 1 and 5 tablespoons of lucuma powder in cakes and desserts, according to the recipe.
- Peruvian tribes associate the lucuma fruit with fertility
- It has a a rich, creamy texture
- Lucuma has been successfully cultivated in warmer parts of California
- Lucuma (called ‘lucmo’ in Spanish) is a favourite ingredient in ice cream in both Chile and Peru
- This exotic Peruvian fruit is also known as the "Gold of the Incas", and is also one of the lost crops of the Incas. Peruvian culture is steeped in traditions rich in fine foods and cultural culinary delights. The Lúcuma name has been honored both spiritually and culinary since ancient times. Today, this fruit is still prominent in contemporary celebrations.
Drinks, desserts, ice cream
1 teaspoon in drinks
1-5 tablespoons in puddings, cakes, desserts and ice cream (according to recipe)
Known side effects
There are no known side effects associated with lucuma powder. Always consult your GP before you order lucuma powder, especially if you suffer from diabetes or high blood sugar levels. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised not to exceed the recommended dosage.
This product has not been audited or verified by monitoring regulatory authorities. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and / or disorders. Under UK law only a medical doctor may 'treat' illness and disease with a medical origin. The information in this web page is for information purposes only.
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Customer Reviews - 1 Customer Reviews
lovely, kind of vanilla taste
creuynni | 8/26/13lucema powder is great for adding an kind of vanilla taste to recipes.
for example, for healthy, delicious carob-choc mousse, blending a banana, an avocado, raw carob powder and lucema powder is gorgeous.
it can also be added to raw chocolate recipes for its flavour, and to other recipes like raw brownies, raw vegan cheesecake etc.