Lucuma powder is really versatile and tasty, blending easily and well with ice-creams, baby food, yogurts, pies, cakes, cookies, smoothies, chocolate bars and desserts of all kinds.
Lúcuma fruit is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has lots of betacarotene, niacin (B3) and iron. 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.
Processing: Lucuma is grown in the Oxapampa region of the Peruvian Andes. Here, the fruit naturally falls to the ground at maturity, but still needs several days to fully ripen and peak in flavor. After a patient wait, the fruit is peeled, pitted, dehydrated at a low temperature and lastly milled into a fine whole fruit powder.