Lucuma is the fruit of the Pouteria lucuma tree, which grows in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and the Andean valleys of Bolivia. While it can be consumed raw, straight from the tree, it is commonly presented in a dried, powdered form.
South Americans describe lucuma's flavour as something in between a pumpkin mixed with maple or caramel.
It is antioxidant-rich and full of healthy components like Calcium, Zinc, Iron and beta carotene. It may support the signs of ageing caused by oxidative stress, cardiovascular health, and regulate blood sugar levels.
Unless specifically stated, lucuma powder is not very keto-friendly nor low in carbs. However, it does offer a good source of dietary fibre and Vitamins.
Stevia. It is free from carbohydrates and calories, and has no glycemic impact whatsoever.
Yes. Lucuma powder offers a slightly sweet & exotic taste for your cup of Coffee or bitter herbal tea blend.
Most lucuma powders have a shelf-life of 2-3 years when stored in a cool, dry, dark place. It does not require refrigeration.