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Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin B3 (niacin) and minerals including iron

Lucuma is a nutrient rich fruit from the subtropical valleys of Peru, Ecuador and Chile, where it is often used to flavour ice-cream. It is naturally quite sweet and can be used to sweeten raw chocolates, added to smoothies or desserts.

Our raw Peruvian Lucuma powder is grown to organic standards and of the highest quality. Read more about this amazing South America fruit below.

Available in 100g degradable bags

Our bags are lined with cornstarch rather than plastic and fully compostable.

Using Lucuma Powder

Try adding it to your normal raw chocolate mix, mixing into smoothies.

Allergy Awareness
Packaged in premises that uses nuts. All our products are free from dairy, soya, gluten and GMOs

 

Allergy Awareness
Packaged in premises that uses nuts. All our products are free from dairy, soya, gluten and GMOs


Once known as the Gold of the Incas,
lucuma is a sweet and edible fruit of the Lucuma tree. The unique flavour
marries together maple, custard and caramel to give you a distinctive
sweetness, which is low on the glycemic index (GI), making it a healthy choice
for anyone who wants to kick their sugar consumption.

What’s the Glycemic Index?


The
glycemic index ranks foods on how they affect our blood sugar levels. This
index developed in 1981 measures how much your blood sugar increases in the two
or three hours after eating. In a nutshell, carbohydrate foods that breakdown
quickly during digestion have the highest glycemic indexes. Their blood sugar
response is fast and high. Carbohydrates that breakdown slowly, releasing
glucose gradually into the blood stream, have low glycemic indexes.

Good news for lucuma and us

Many in their search for sugar
alternatives look to natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, 
raw
honey
 or Sweet Freedom.
Others look to other unnatural sweeteners which come in a clickable container.
Whilst they are all better than the white stuff when it comes to the glycemic
index, lucuma is a perfect natural sweetener which also provides significant
health benefits (including anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits).

Don’t think for a second more, head to the cupboard
and chuck out your gritty, nasty white refined sugar and opt instead for this
funky fruity low-glycemic sweetener.

The Gold of the Incas

The Peruvians back in 200AD recognised the potency
of this fruit and took it as a symbol of longevity and fertility, though we
cannot guarantee that it will make you fertile, we do know that it has a long
list of health benefits:

·        
Stabalises blood sugar levels – low
GI (makes it great for diabetics)

·        
Beta-carotene – reducing the effect
of aging and rejuvenating the body

·        
Antioxidants – helps to prevent
disease and strengthen the immune system

·        
Iron – reduces symptoms of fatigue
and boosts energy levels

·        
Calcium and phosphorous – brilliant
for bone health

·        
Vitamin b3 (niacin) –  helps
prevent depression and improves mood. B3 is usually found in meat, which makes
Lucuma a great option for vegetarians and vegans

·        
Natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory
and antifungal properties

·        
High in fibre


The
Incas prized this tree which takes five years to bear its first fruit, and once
it does bear fruit, each tree can produce up to 500 fruits per season! Imagine
if when, other crops failed, that this was the sole source of food. The Lucuma
is certainly a tree of life and to be prized.

Once Lucuma has been harvested it
goes through a drying process, which involves heating it at a low temperature.
You will start to notice that all super foods like lucuma and raw chocolate go
through a slow production process and at low temperatures because it is
important to retain the integrity of the nutrients and health benefits. Sadly,
in the UK we don’t have access to the fresh fruit, but we do get to enjoy 
lucuma
powder
. Once the fruit is dried, it is milled into a fine
powder which helps it to retains all the natural beta carotene and b-vitamins
of the whole, raw fruit.

Lucuma Recipes

Lucuma makes a wonderful ice cream
flavour and is, in fact, the most popular flavour for ice cream in South
America. Why not try this easy recipe for a 
Dairy Free Lucuma Ice Cream

Ingredients

·        
350g unroasted cashews, soaked

·        
115g lucuma powder

·        
85g raw honey

·        
1 whole vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla
extract

·        
115g water or coconut milk

·        
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt (or sea
salt)

Method

1.     
Blend all together

2.     
Freeze overnight

3.     
Remove from freezer about 10 – 15
minutes before serving.

Lucuma is also yummy in smoothies,
simply add a spoonful to your blender and a range of raw chocolate recipes.

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Formulation

Powder

Unit Type

100g

Brand

Elements For Life

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