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The lucuma (Pouteria lucuma) is a subtropical fruit from the dry subtropical Andean coastal valleys of Peru; introduced later in Ecuador and Chile. It grows at elevations between 1000-2400 metres. Cajamarca, Ancash, Lima, and Ayacucho are the major areas in Peru grow lucuma trees. Lucuma has been found on ceramics at burial sites of the indigenous people of coastal Peru. The Moche people had a fascination with agriculture and often chose to represent fruits and vegetables, including lucuma, in their art.
The fruit is very nutritious, having high levels of carotene, vitamin B3, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals (such as iron etc). In some countries it is one of the most popular ice-cream flavors. Lúcuma is a popular flavoring for ice cream in its native range, and in Peru even exceeds the demand for more globally popular flavors such as strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla.
Recommended intake: 1 tablespoon a day
Suggested Use: raw powder makes a great natural sweetner, you can add a spoon of lucuma powder to your desserts, ice creames, and smoothies etc.
Composition: 100% lucuma powder bio
|Nutritional facts||in 1 dose (10 g)||in 100 g|
|Energy||147,5 kJ/ 35,3 kcal||1475 kJ/ 353 kcal|
|Fat||0,06 g||0,57 g|
|Saturated||0,03 g||0,3 g|
|Carbohydrates||7,97 g||79,7 g|
|Sugars||1,7 g||17,3 g|
|Fiber||0,5 g||5,2 g|
|Protein||0,5 g||4,67 g|
|Salt**||0,048 g||0,48 g|
** Occurs only in natural sodium form
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark and dry place. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. There is no substitute for a varied diet. Not for children under 3 years of age, pregnant and nursing women.
|Country of Origin:||Peru|
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