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Lucuma Powder is made from whole Peruvian lucuma fruit that has been dried at low temperatures and milled into a fine powder. This low-glycemic sweetener contains many nutrients including beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. Yellow lucuma powder has a unique, maple-like taste that’s a delight in a variety of recipes.
Lucuma was viewed in the ancient Peruvian cosmic vision as a symbol of fertility and creation. Traditionally known as the “Gold of the Incas”, the orange and yellow pulpy lucuma fruit (Pouteria obovata, or Lucuma obovata) has been found carved on ceramics discovered in archeological excavations of ancient burial sites in coastal Peru.
This low-glycemic sugar alternative delivers a subtle sweetness—along with vital health-boosting nutrients, including calcium and potassium. Lucuma is a good source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, healthy carbohydrates, and other key vitamins and minerals.
We all need a bit of sweetness now and then—and Lucuma Powder is a great way to indulge, while at the same time keeping blood sugar in check. What’s more, with nutrients not found in other sweetener options, you can feel good about incorporating it into your healthy diet.