Lucuma is the powdered fruit of Pouteria lucuma, an evergreen tree which grows naturally in the Andean regions of South America. Sevenhills Wholefoods source Lucuma from Peru, where for many centuries it has been part of local cultures and diets. Honoured since the time of the Incas, even today Lucuma remains popular in its native region where, thanks to its pleasant, custard-like flavour it is much used as a flavouring agent for ice cream.
The fruit is gaining global appreciation as a great source of B vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fibre, also containing 14 essential trace elements, including potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. The elements of this dietary profile are known to help regulate energy, support bone and tooth health, sustain cell-membrane function and have been consumed to aid cell division and protein absorption efficiency. Lucuma has a variety of uses, and is often used as a cooking ingredient instead of flour, as well as being added to juice or smoothies.
INGREDIENTS:100% Organic Lucuma powder. No colours, binders, fillers or preservatives added. Certified organic by the Soil Association and registered by the Vegan society. This product does not contain any substances causing allergies (Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination.
SUGGESTED USE: Lucuma can be used as a cooking ingredient in place of flour. It can also be added to juices and smoothies (up to 5g per day).