Organic Raw Lucuma Powder “Gold of the Incas”
Pourteria Lucuma, this green and bright yellow subtropical fruit grows at high altitudes between 1,000 and 2,400 meters in the Peruvian Highlands. It possesses an exotic and delicate flavour of maple and pumpkin, this combined with its high nutritional value, having high levels of carotene, vitamin B3 and other B vitamins, makes it powerful and complex carbohydrate.
Peruvians have enjoyed this fruit since ancient times in all kinds of culinary delights, it was so highly valued, it was once referred to as the Gold of the Incas. Our Lucuma fruit is dried at low temperatures and then milled into a fine powder, so that it keeps the integrity of the health benefits of the fruit. This powder is a perfect replacement for ordinary sugar, if you are looking to make gluten free, dairy free and low Glycaemic Index desserts or drinks. This makes it the perfect choice for people who are exposed to the dangers of hereditary diabetes. Besides keeping your blood sugar levels in check, this powder helps in the healing process and boosts the body’s immune system.
Lucuma powder is ideal as an exotic flavor in gourmet ice creams, as an ingredient in nutritional supplements and in sport and nutritional shakes, smoothies and hot drinks because it helps combine and emulsify fats and oils with sugars and polysaccharides. You can also use Lucuma powder as flour in cakes, cookies and pies to replace the gluten content and ordinary sugar in your desserts, for recipes see our recipe page.