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Organic Lucuma Powder
Organic Lucuma Powder is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals including remarkable concentrations of beta carotene, niacin and iron. Made from dehydrated lucuma fruit, it is considered one of the Lost Crops of the Incas. Lucuma powder is a low-glycemic sweetener with a caramel-like taste that goes well in foods and desserts.
Our organic lucuma powder is never heated and is considered raw.
How to Enjoy Lucuma Powder
Lucuma fruit has a naturally sweet taste that people describe as being similar to maple, custard, or pumpkin. Organic lucuma powder is an extremely versatile and tasty ingredient which blends well with ice creams, baby food, yogurts, pies, cakes, cookie fillings and desserts. As a general rule of thumb, you can substitute 1 tablespoon of regular sugar for 2 tablespoons of lucuma powder in your recipes. Experiment to find the amount of sweetness that works best for you. Sprinkle it over oatmeal and cereal, or mix it into salad dressing and smoothies for a nutritional boost.
Health Benefits of Lucuma Powder
Unlike many common sweeteners, lucuma powder has a low glycemic index and does not cause spikes in blood sugar. This makes it a great sugar alternative for diabetics and those watching their sugar intake. Raw lucuma powder is an excellent source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in our bodies and promotes eye health, cell growth, and a strong immune system. It is also rich in B-vitamins, iron, zinc, calcium, niacin, and protein. A 2010 study conducted by Rutgers University found that lucuma nut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that promote wound healing and skin regeneration. The skin repair benefits and anti-aging effects of lucuma may have positive implications for its use in future medicinal and cosmetic applications.
What is Lucuma?
Native to South America, lucuma fruit (Pouteria lucuma) is an exotic green fruit with a starchy yellow-orange flesh. Once known as the ‘Gold of the Incas,’ the reverence for this nutritional, subtropical fruit was reflected in the art and ceramics of ancient Peruvian cultures. Its enticing and unique taste is especially popular in countries like Peru and Chile, where it is one of the most desired ice cream flavors. Lucuma fruit is also referred to as lucmo and eggfruit.
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Erin, Irvine, California August 23, 2013
“I am now a loyal customer of Nuts.com. I have been making superfood smoothies for several months and I can find all the ingredients for a reasonable price on this site. The best part is they deliver it right to your door so I don't have to spend hours searching at whole foods. Thanks so much for your amazing service!!”
Connie, Rochester, Michigan May 31, 2013
“THANK YOU!!! LOVE your Product!!! Love your speedy, nutty service!! Everything about ordering from you has brought a big Smile to my face. I will order from you again and again and again!! Love your FUN and Amazing company!!
Brigitte, philadelphia, pa September 19, 2012
“The Lucuma powder smells just like the actual fruit, amazing!”
Jean, Maspeth, New York June 3, 2011
“God, I'm so-o-o glad I found you! Delivery is insanely fast and everything is great. You are Perfection Personified. Best surprise was the sample of dried goji berries with my latest order--I had considered adding some to my chia seed, spirulina and lucuma order, but decided to wait until next time. Now I'll order them for sure. Yum. I look online at your site often (It is fun to read.) and always make lists of what I want to try next...and the list is constantly growing. You guys say you're nuts...I think you're fabulous! Keep up the great work, fantastic prices, and phenomenal range of choices. Huzzah to you!”
Katri, Union Hall, VA May 14, 2011
“Received my order yesterday, the pistachios are so fresh, yummy, can't wait to try the mesquite, lucuma and camu powder. I will definitely order again, the product is so fresh and service and speed is fantastic.”
Al, Winchester, CA June 1, 2010
“Organic Dried Bananas. This is the real stuff. They taste exactly the same than those I used to by in Brazil many years ago. I am more than happy that I found them. They are the most delicious dessert for me!.
Organic Lucuma Powder. Chile, year 1986. I tried an ice cream called "manjar con Lucuma". Never eaten a better ice cream. Guess what? Twenty four years later I found this Lucuma powder and I make my own "manjar con Lucuma" ice cream.
Thank you Nuts online for making this delicacies available!”
Brenda, Delmar, Iowa June 28, 2009
“Hey Nutty Buddys!
I tried my cacao-lucuma and maca in my hemp shakes!As Tony the Tiger says-IT'S GREAT!!I use all 3 at once-what flavor!Thanks so much for your great products and wonderful prices and superb shipping/hospitality!!:-)”
Brenda, Delmar, Iowa June 24, 2009
“That was NUTS!My order was here FAST!I hope to business with my NUTTY BUDDYS again.I cant wait to try my maca-lucuma and cacao!!Have a great day- :-)”
Jessie, Richmondville, NY February 18, 2014
“After weeks of unsuccessful searching in local food stores, I finally decided to look for organic cacao butter, organic cacao powder and lucuma powder online so I could try to make my own chocolate. I found you guys online and read all the testimonials, and have to agree you guys are great!! I received my order super fast, got everything I needed (and a free sample of cacao nibs THANK YOU!), love the packaging and can happily say I made my first batch of chocolate almond butter cups. You guys are great, thank you!”
Serving Size 14g (~0.5 oz.)
(Approx. 32.5 Servings/Pound)
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Organic Lucuma Powder
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Store in a cool, dry place for 1-3 months if un-refrigerated. If refrigerated, shelf life is up to 6 months.
Country of Origin: Peru
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