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Maca contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, all the essential amino acids to make a complete protein (maca has a whopping 14% protein content), and nearly 60 phytochemicals. The extraordinary health benefits of Maca are due to the way it promotes optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands. Maca contains unique alkaloids that stimulate the master glands, which in turn improves the overall functioning of the endocrine system.
Pronounced loo-koo-ma, this exotic Peruvian fruit looks a little like a nashi pear crossed with a mango. It has a delicious creamy citrus flavour with a hint of maple and a dash of sweet potato (NZ kumara). It's sometimes called the "eggfruit" in English, due to the texture of the fruit's flesh, which is quite dry like a hard-boiled egg yolk. Our lucuma powder is made by drying the fruit at low temperatures to retain all their vital nutrients, then milling them into a superfine powder.
Lucuma is known by the local people of Peru as the "Gold of the Incas", and has been cherished for centuries, both as a staple food source, and a religious offering associated with fertility. Today, the fruit still plays a big part in contemporary Peruvian celebrations, and is the most popular flavour of ice cream in the country! The fruit is so well loved by the locals, there are even 26 villages named after it.
"A wonderful sweetener which has a glycemic index (GI) rating of 1, compared to glucose at 100. This Is my favourite sweetener for recommending to diabetics and those with blood sugar management issues, as it barely impacts blood sugar levels but is also a completely natural and whole sweetener unlike many other low calorie/low GI sweetener alternatives."
- Buffy Ellen, founder of begoodorganics.com (Auckland, New Zealand)
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