Lucuma is an amazing Superfood, and can be used as a raw food sweetener. Lucuma is rich in beta-carotene, niacin, and iron. We use Navitas Naturals Lucuma Power, it has a sweet fragrance and has a taste resembling maple!
a sweet and edible fruit of the Lucuma tree (Pouteria obovata, or Lucuma obovata), resembling a persimmon in appearance.
Gold of the Incas
The orange and yellow pulp of this exotic, sweet fruit was once hailed the Gold of the Incas, where it has been cultivated since ancient times. A native to the highlands of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, the fruit of the beautiful evergreen lucuma tree has been honored spiritually as well as in cuisine due to it’s exquisite composition. Today, lucuma continues to enjoy enormous popularity in its native lands, and in some countries is actually favored over classics like chocolate and vanilla as an ice cream flavor. Navitas Naturals offers lucuma in a whole fruit powder form that makes incorporating it into delicious recipes a dream.
The Power of Lucuma
Lucuma is considered a healthy alternative sweetener as it lends a sweet taste to recipes, but is very low in sugars. With naturally occurring beta-carotene, niacin, and iron, lucuma powder is a welcome antidote to notorious…empty calorie sweeteners.
Whole Fruit Sweetener
Navitas Naturals Lucuma Powder has a distinctively sweet fragrance and full-bodied, maple-like taste. A deliciously versatile dessert ingredient, lucuma blends well to make alluring smoothies, puddings, and ice creams, and can also be used as a flour in exotic pies and pastries.
Check out our recipes here:
To integrate the powders in these drinks we use a martini shaker with ice.
Good Morning Apple
1 half pineapple
1 tbl. lucuma