Here are 6 surprising benefits of lucuma powder.
- More nutritious than most sweeteners.
- Contains a variety of antioxidants.
- May benefit blood sugar control.
- May promote heart health.
- Can be used for baking or desserts.
- Easy to add to your diet.
Once referred to as the Gold of the Incas.
It’s tasty flavor and aroma are hard to describe or compare to any other. Some may say it tastes like caramel custard and others a bit like pumpkin. Its texture, unlike most fruits, is dry, quite starchy and with a paste-like consistency that melts in your mouth.
Lucuma is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins especially beta-carotene, niacin and vitamin C, and also a good source of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and remarkable concentrations of iron.
The combination of complex carbohydrates, minerals and fiber make it an excellent low-glycemic addition to recipes.
The carotenoids in Lucuma have powerfull antioxidant & immune-enhancing activity and promote Proper Cell Communication.
Regular consumption can also increase energy levels in the body through the concentrations of iron promoting blood oxygenation.
In its raw powder form, lacuma fruit can be used as a natural and nutritious sweetener, and it is an excellent flavouring for ice cream and smoothies.