Navitas Organics Lucuma Powder is a healthy, delicious and low-sugar sweetener that also provides essential trace minerals. Lucuma is a good source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, healthy carbohydrates, vitamins including beta-carotene and niacin, and minerals including zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
Lucuma was viewed in the ancient Peruvian cosmic vision as a symbol of fertility and creation. Traditionally known as the “Gold of the Incas,” the orange and yellow pulpy lucuma fruit was found carved on ceramics that were discovered in archeological excavations of ancient burial sites in coastal Peru.
Celebrated in textiles, ceramics, art, and festivities, lucuma has been cherished for thousands of years. Today, its flavor as an ice cream is often favored over chocolate or vanilla in many countries. The lucuma fruit is naturally sweet, has a unique maple-like taste, and is low on the Glycemic Index.
Our Lucuma fruits are grown in the cool highlands of the Oxapampa Region in the Peruvian Andes. The peaceful, fresh and lush green soils in the valley infuse the sweet fruit with nutrition and vitality. Swollen fruits naturally fall to the ground at maturity, ripening for several days until they're at peak flavor. After a patient wait, the fruits are peeled, pitted and dehydrated at low temperatures before being milled into a fine, whole-fruit powder.
•STIR INTO OATMEAL
•BLEND INTO SMOOTHIES
•BAKE INTO DESSERTS
Lucuma is a common and popular ice cream flavor in Peru. This favorite fruit of the Andes region is even fed to babies. Navitas Organics Lucuma Powder has an aromatic, sweet fragrance and full-bodied taste reminiscent of maple, which lends itself to a diverse array of applications. Add lucuma to beverages, smoothies, yogurt and cereal, or blend it into desserts and baked goods for a sweet and flavorful nutrition boost.