It is a native fruit of the Peruvian Andean region. It grows at temperate elevations between 2,700 meters to 3,000 meters. According to historians, the use of Lucuma pre – dates the Inca Empire.

This delicious fruit / powder is rich in niacin (Vitamin B3), which helps to stimulates the functioning of the nervous system, it is also rich in fiber, iron, zinc, calcium and beta carotene, and an excellent source of carbohydrates, making it a high energy food.

Lucuma
Lucuma

Lucuma’s rich antioxidant content means it helps to fight and prevent disease, and slow the aging process. The fruit is used as a natural healing medicine in South America, due to its antibiotic, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

  • Part Used
    Fruit
  • Region
    Jungle
  • Origin
    Ayacucho

Presentations

  • Powder
  • Seasonality

    Available
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    Uses and applications

    Nutritional shakes/smoothies / baked goods / yogurts / liquors / natural sweetener

    Properties

    Contains these Minerals: Sodium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and calcium.
    Contains these Vitamins: Vitamin B, bev ta-carotene, and niacin.

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