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Lucuma is an indigenous, extremely sweet and aromatic fruit of Peru. When in powder form, it is slightly more subtle but still flavorful. From the outside, Lucuma fruit looks like a small mango. It has a floury pulp, with the color of intense yellow. It is soft and sweet on the palate.
Lucuma is a superfood, exotic fruit, and it is an excellent source of Beta Carotene, Zinc, Iron, Niacin (B3) and fiber. Lucuma has the same amount of Calcium as a glass of cow's milk! Lucuma powder benefits are many and lucuma powder recipes are many as well! Just see our site, we can’t even keep up with the influx of ways people are using their Lucuma powder. It is so cool to see!
Due to its vitamin and phytochemical content, Lucuma is a highly energetic food that provides vitality to perform daily activities. It is also so great for the skin’s longevity. Recognized as "the gold of the Incas,” Lucuma powder is also safe for diabetics as it is a natural low GI sweetener. Yes, Lucuma powder is low on the glycemic index scale!
One tablespoon alone boasts 2 full grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, which is great for the gut. Lucuma has been shown to help support a healthy immune response and is a longevity promoting food. The flavor is so well rounded, and the benefits are as well! For thousands of years people in Peru and all over South America have celebrated not only the taste, but the health properties of Lucuma.
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