Lucuma is the subtropical fruit of the Pouteria lucuma tree, which is native to Peru, Chile and Equador. Lucuma are cool-weather drought-resistant trees that grow 25 to 50 feet tall. The fruit is yellowish green and egg-shaped with a dry and starchy yellow/orange flesh. The taste is described as maple/caramel to pumpkin-like.
Lucuma provides 14 essential trace elements, including a considerable amount of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
Lucuma fruit powder has a distinctively sweet and fragrant taste that provides a natural sweetening to desserts without increasing your blood sugar levels, unlike many sweeteners that offer empty calories. A healthy alternative to sugar, lucuma powder may be useful for diabetics and people with other health issues. Lucuma fruit powder can be added to any beverage, smoothie, yogurt, granola, pudding or pastry. Lucuma powder is ideal for making gourmet ice cream products, nutritional supplements and functional beverages because it helps combine and emulsify fats and oils with sugars and polysaccharides. Lucuma is an excellent addition to almost any recipe. It’s adds a delicious taste without the health compromising effects of other powders or sweeteners.