"The Gold of the Incas".
Lucuma Powder (pronounced Loo- Ku- Mah) is a raw, gourmet, low-glycemic sweetener that creates a rich and creamy texture and imparts a subtle maple flavor. Vivapura's Lucuma Powder is low-temperature dried and ground, ensuring that it is raw and nutrient dense. Lucuma is an exotic Peruvian fruit once known as the "Gold of the Incas." The round or ovaloid fruits are green, with a bright yellow flesh that is often fibrous. It has been honored spiritually since ancient times. Within the Peruvian culture, lucuma is often part of celebrations and banquet settings because of its distinct and fragrant flavor. Although it grows in other tropical regions, fruits grown in the Peruvian highlands are considered to be of superior flavor, and are culturally revered. The Peruvians savor the taste of it in ice cream, as it is one of their most popular flavors. We love to use it raw ice creams. And we are so inspired by the rich, low-glycemic flavor of Lucuma we have created a new flavor of our popular Coconut Crme - Lucuma-Vanilla.
Substitute for maple, butterscotch, or toffee flavors in your favorite desserts. Mix into tea for a creamy texture and sweet, rich flavor. Sprinkle on top of your favorite granola.
Lucuma Confection: Add 3 parts melted Cocopura Coconut Crme to 1 part Lucuma Powder. Add a sweetener and any other desired ingredients. Pour into molds & refrigerate.
Power of Lucuma*: Lucuma is low in acid, low in sugar and contains an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, especially B3, and minerals. It is especially abundant in beta-carotene, niacin and iron with significant amounts of calcium and phosphorus.
- 1/2 Pound