Lucuma Powder

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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.

Pricing:
Lucuma Powder - Organic - Loving Earth - 250g $17.90
Lucuma Powder - Organic - Loving Earth - 500g $35.90
Lucuma Powder - Organic - Loving Earth - 1kg $71.90
Lucuma Powder - Organic - Loving Earth - 2kg $142.90
Lucuma Powder - Organic - Raw Planet - 250g $17.90
Lucuma Powder - Organic - Raw Planet - 500g $35.90
Lucuma Powder - Organic - Raw Planet - 1kg $71.90

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This exotic Peruvian fruit is also known as the "Gold of the Incas", and is also one of the lost crops of the Incas. Peruvian culture is steeped in traditions rich in fine foods and cultural culinary delights. The Lúcuma name has been honored both spiritually and culinary since ancient times. Today, this fruit is still prominent in contemporary celebrations.

The Lúcuma tree was first seen and reported by Europeans in Ecuador in 1531. Archaeologists have found it frequently depicted on ceramics at burial sites of the indigenous people of coastal Peru. It is native and cultivated in the highlands of western Chile and Peru and possibly southeastern Ecuador where it is known to have been cultivated since ancient times. It is grown also, to a limited extent, in the Andes of eastern Bolivia and the fruit is sold in the markets of La Paz. It is most popular in central Chile, less so in Ecuador. In 1776, it was reported as planted only in the warmest parts of northern Chile. In 1912, there were a few trees growing in gardens around San José, Costa Rica where the lucmo was introduced by returning exiles in the first half of the 19th Century. In 1915, O.F. Cook collected seeds at Ollantaytambo, Peru, for the United States Department of Agriculture (S.P.I. #41332). In January of 1922, Wilson Popenoe introduced seeds from Santiago, Chile (S.P.I. #54653). There have been several attempts to grow the tree in southern Florida. It has not lived long. One specimen actually bore fruit at the Fairchild Tropical Garden, developed galls, and eventually succumbed. Lúcuma grows well in parts of Mexico and Hawaii but the fruit is not widely favoured.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 10g

 

Per Serve

Per 100g

Energy

137.7kj

1377kj

Protein

0.14g

1.4g

Fat, total

0.24g

2.4g

Sugars

1.48g

14.8g

Fiber

0.23g

2.3g

Calcium

9.2mg

92mg

Phosphorus

18.6mg

186mg

Thiamine

0.02mg

0.2mg

Ascorbic Acid

1.1mg

11mg

Riboflavin

0.03mg

0.3mg


In addition Lucuma has various types of sugar: in 100g of dry pulp you find 8.4g of glucose, fructose 4.7g, sucrose 1.7g and inostol 0.06g.

Serving Suggestions: Just add a spoonful to your favourite raw desserts, bars or smoothies. Make a coulis from lúcuma and raw agave nectar. Yummy!!!

Lucuma Powder - Organic - Loving Earth

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size 10g

 

Per Serve

Per 100g

Energy

137.7kj

1377kj

Protein

0.14g

1.4g

Fat, total

0.24g

2.4g

Sugars

1.48g

14.8g

Fiber

0.23g

2.3g

Calcium

9.2mg

92mg

Phosphorus

18.6mg

186mg

Thiamine

0.02mg

0.2mg

Ascorbic Acid

1.1mg

11mg

Riboflavin

0.03mg

0.3mg


In addition Lucuma has various types of sugar: in 100g of dry pulp you find 8.4g of glucose, fructose 4.7g, sucrose 1.7g and inostol 0.06g.

Serving Suggestions: Just add a spoonful to your favourite raw desserts, bars or smoothies. Make a coulis from lúcuma and raw agave nectar. Yummy!!!

Lucuma Powder - Raw Planet - Organic

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Raw Planet Lucuma powder is repackaged from bulk supply from Loving Earth
Nutrition Information

Serving Size 10g

 

Per Serve

Per 100g

Energy

137.7kj

1377kj

Protein

0.14g

1.4g

Fat, total

0.24g

2.4g

Sugars

1.48g

14.8g

Fiber

0.23g

2.3g

Calcium

9.2mg

92mg

Phosphorus

18.6mg

186mg

Thiamine

0.02mg

0.2mg

Ascorbic Acid

1.1mg

11mg

Riboflavin

0.03mg

0.3mg


In addition Lucuma has various types of sugar: in 100g of dry pulp you find 8.4g of glucose, fructose 4.7g, sucrose 1.7g and inostol 0.06g.

Serving Suggestions: Just add a spoonful to your favourite raw desserts, bars or smoothies. Make a coulis from lúcuma and raw agave nectar. Yummy!!!