Lucuma is another South American fruit with history that is usually dried and ground into a fine powder. Over 26 villages in Peru are named after the fruit, and it has been revered for thousands of years as a symbol of fertility and creation. Lucuma powder has a subtly sweet, caramel-like flavor and tastes wonderful in overnight oats, yogurt, ice cream, smoothies, and desserts.

  • Lucuma is traditionally known as “The Gold of the Incas” and has been found carved onto ceramics in ancient burial sites in Peru.
  • Lucuma has a low-glycemic index despite being sweet, which makes it an ideal sweet flavor for those mindful of their sugar consumption.
  • Lucuma is noted as a superfood due to its concentration of vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron.

Vegukate Tips:

You can find Lucuma at health food stores or online. Store in an airtight container in the pantry.