Lucuma is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins especially beta-carotene, niacin and vitamin C, and also a good source of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and remarkable concentrations of iron.
The combination of complex carbohydrates, minerals and fiber make it an excellent low-glycemic addition to recipes.
The carotenoids in Lucuma have powerfull antioxidant & immune-enhancing activity and promote Proper Cell Communication.
Regular consumption can also increase energy levels in the body through the concentrations of iron promoting blood oxygenation.
In its raw powder form, lacuma fruit can be used as a natural and nutritious sweetener, and it is an excellent flavouring for ice cream and smoothies.
14 out of 14 people would recommend this product10/02/2019, By ClaudiaAs the other reviewers suggested, I mix a couple of teaspoons of this in my morning oats instead of sugar (they suggest using twice as much lucuma as you would sugar). I think it tastes like dates, but with a nutty taste. Delicious and nutritious! It does soak up all the moisture and make it quite dry though - you have to add extra milk or water.28/11/2018, By NickThis stuff has a very pleasant taste to it and it's good for you at the same time23/11/2018, By JessicaThis is a great sugar substitute. I love adding a tablespoon into my smoothies. I do find I need to blend it to incorporate it well into the liquids - adding it to nut milks and stirring can sometimes leave it a bit "clumpy". I love that it has so many health benefits10/09/2018, By EliznaJust back from Peru where we had these fruits without even knowing all the amazing benefits of eating it. Was so happy to see the powder! The powder is not as strong in flavour (which is expected) as the fruit but really enjoying adding it to oats and smoothies.20/07/2018, By KellyMakes your smoothies super creamy and thick! It also adds a really lovely natural sweetness. Yum!11/07/2018, By TriciaI add Lucuma powder to my morning oats and it is delicious and creamy. I love it01/03/2018, By NatLove it in my smoothies. I can definitely feel the difference and will order again :)29/11/2017, By NicoleUse this product in hot drinks and smoothies. Amazing taste and amazing benefits.28/09/2017, By TriciaI bought this after reading about it on an email. I added it to my morning oats and it really gives it a fantastic flavour. Definitely adds a great twist to morning oats14/09/2017, By BronwenI love this product. It has a lovely caramel sort of taste and I use it in smoothies but also in baking. I've used it to add sweetness to cream cheese frosting (instead of sugar of any kind) and I have used it in cheesecake as well. It lends itself well to adding natural sweetness to baking without using too much (I've only used 2 TBSP at a time) and is much healthier than sugar,30/01/2016, By MaristiIt is a great addition to smoothies and my blend of hot chocolate.26/08/2015, By TracyBeing a vegetarian I need to ensure my iron intake is regular - since I started using Lucuma powder my health has notably improved; I have more energy and heal quicker than ever before. It is delicious when added into smoothies and I also add some into cooked oats, muesli and banana ice-cream.14/08/2015, By LorenNew to the world of smoothie making, I sometimes make some pretty awful concoctions. Then I grab the lucuma and / or baobab powders and it magically rescues it back to being palatable :-)
(yes I know I could toss the smoothie out but wheres the adventure in that??)24/04/2014, By NataliaMy family cannot get enough of this. My hubby and kids love it in their smoothies - a very creamy addition, and that keeps me happy because its an easy immune booster to include in their diets.
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