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