Lúcuma (Loo-Ku-Mah) whole fruit powder is our favourite gourmet addition to all raw sweeties! It’s got a rich, creamy texture and will turn your raw food creations into gourmet heavenly delights. Lúcuma powder is really versatile and tasty, blending easily and well with ice-creams, baby food, yogurts, pies, cakes, cookies, smoothies, chocolate bars and desserts of all kinds.
Lúcuma is a nutrient dense fruit from Peru. Lúcuma’s posh title is lúcuma obovata or pouteria obovata. The tree is long lived, evergreen, and belongs to the Sapotaceae family — so it’s similar to the canistel and sapote. It smells divine, and tastes like maple syrup flavoured ice-cream! In Peru, the yellowy-orange fruit pulp is added to ice-cream and is Peru’s favourite flavour.
Lúcuma fruit is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has lots of beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron.