Detox your world Lucuma powder 100 grams

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Lucuma powder, organically certified, raw, vegan 100 grams
Lucuma (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. Lucuma 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.
Lucuma is a nutrient dense fruit from Peru. We are the UK’s only certified organic importers of lucuma. Lucuma’s posh title is lucuma 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.
Lucuma fruit is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has lots of beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron.
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 Lucuma name has been honored both spiritually and culinary since ancient times. Today, this fruit is still prominent in contemporary celebrations.
The lucmo 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 Jose, 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. The lucmo grows well in parts of Mexico and Hawaii but the fruit is not widely favoured.
How to use
Just add a spoonful to your favourite raw desserts, bars or smoothies. Make a coulis from lucuma and raw agave nectar One of Shazzie’s current favourites is lucuma mixed with greener grasses and a dash of water. Hmmmm!
Nutritional information
Components
Powder per 100g
Water 9.3g
Calories 329kcal
Proteins 1.4g
Fibre 2.3g
Lipids 2.4g
Ash 2.3g
Calcium 92mg
Phosphorus 186mg
Carotene 0mg
Thiamine 0.2mg
Niacin 0mg
Ascorbic Acid 11mg
Riboflavin 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

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Weight 0.2 kg
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