- Lucuma is a natural low GI sweetener, rich in antioxidants, and full of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and healthy carbohydrates.
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.
- Lucuma powder is a super versatile and tasty gourmet ingredient that can be added to ice cream, yoghurt, smoothies, cocktails, cakes and raw desserts.
Try making Peru's favourite ice cream flavour using this recipe here. Or add 1-2 Tbsp of Lucuma to your favourite smoothie, yoghurt or sprinkled over your buckinis, for breakfast or as a snack. You can also add a teaspoon to your bircher muesli for a creamy caramel twist.
It also makes a delicious healthy caramel sauce, and can be added to nut butter, raw chocolate and raw desserts. For more ideas see here.
- Raw Lucuma Powder*
*Certified Organic Ingredient
- "I just made your Lucuma Zabaglione smoothie. So delicious!"
- Sarah Masters (Auckland, New Zealand)
"I tried your Lucuma ice cream recipe! Amazing. Seriously so delicious, and dairy free too. I can't wait to go to Peru and try out their Lucuma icecream version. Thanks so much."
- Amanda Parker (Melbourne, Australia)
Raw Pear, Coconut & Chia Bircher Muesli
Lucuma Ice Cream
Healthy Caramel Sauce
Lemon Coconut & Apricot Fudge Slice
Creamy Lemon Cheesecake
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