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Lucuma

Maple Flavor, Nutritious Seasoning
Price: $69.00
  • Exotic Maple Flavor for Smoothies and Treats
  • High in Calcium, Beta Carotene and B Vitamins
  • Exceeds Popular Flavors of Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla

Maple Flavor, Nutritious Seasoning

$69.00

  • Powder : 2.27kg/5lbs
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Delicious AND Nutritious

Nutritious seasoning with an exotic maple and sweet potato flavor that’s high in beta-carotene, B vitamins, iron and zinc, with significant amounts of calcium and phosphorus.

Enjoy it by itself or mix it in your favorite treat. Blend into smoothies, cereals (hot or cold), on ice cream, or use as a flour to make pastries and pies. For an extra special treat, combine with raw cacao nibs, vanilla bean and coconut oil.

Lucuma grows best in topical environments, making the Peruvian Highlands a perfect source. While the tree prefers a tropical climate, it does well when the temperature is relatively cool and water is abundant. The tree can reach up to 65 feet tall with greyish brown bark and grows short brown hairs at the ends of its branches and stems. The leaves are simple, oval in shape, about 10 inches long by 4 inches wide and grow small greenish white flowers between them. Lucuma fruit is round in shape with a pointed end similar to a lemon but with smooth skin that matures into shades of brown, green and yellow.

The pulp is bright yellow in color, dry and creamy in texture and contains a few large dark brown seeds. When the fruit is mature, the lucuma is harvested by hand to avoid damaging the fragile skin and is sent to a nearby facility. Upon receiving, the fruit is cleaned, peeled and split open to remove any seeds. The pulp is then chopped into pieces, dried until the moisture level is extremely low, milled and sifted into a fine powder.

Lucuma is originally from the Andes in Peru, and has been grown there for hundreds of years. The tree can grow up to 65 feet in height, with fruit similar in shape to a lemon (brown, green and yellow).

Sometimes called the “eggfruit” because the fruits’ dry flesh is similar in texture to a hard-boiled egg yolk.

Produced from fully tree-ripened lucuma fruit, grown by independent farmers in Peru. Pitted, sliced, dried, and milled to a uniform powder, without addition of carriers or flow agents.

Variety: Pouteria lucuma

Origin: Peruvian Highlands

Directions for Use

Enjoy it by itself or mix it in your favorite treat.

Blend into smoothies, cereals (hot or cold), on ice cream, or use as a flour to make pastries and pies.

For an extra special treat, combine with raw cacao nibs, vanilla bean and coconut oil.

Recommended Use

Nutritious seasoning with an exotic maple flavor that’s high in beta-carotene, B vitamins, iron and zinc, with significant amounts of calcium and phosphorus.

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