Lucuma Powder

Lucuma is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals.  It smells divine and has a creamy citrus flavour.

This exotic Peruvian fruit is known as the “Gold of the Incas” and is considered 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 Peruvian celebrations.

How to Use Lucuma Powder.

Lucuma powder is a very versatile and tasty gourmet ingredient in ice cream, yogurt, milk shakes, cocktails, cakes and desserts.  Try adding a dessert spoonful to your favourite dessert or smoothie.

Nutritional Information

Lucuma fruit is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has lots of beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron – I often it put into Smoothies especially ones that Issy is having! Raising a high raw Vegetarian child I like to ensure that Issy is getting enough Iron.

 

Source: Loving Earth.