Lucuma Powder - Organic Raw

Lucuma Powder - Organic Raw

Lucuma fruit has been revered for thousands of years in South America as a spiritual substance and culinary treat. Today it's widely popular with Europeans and South Americans, who love using it in ice cream and other desserts. Lucuma is a wonderfully versatile sweetener that bursts with maple-like flavor. It's a great addition to healthy recipes if you want a sweet, superfood twist.

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Our raw organic Lucuma Powder is harvested in a very conscientious way. We allow our lucuma fruit to reach full maturity and fall naturally. It is then left to fully ripen over several days until it peaks in flavor. Our fruit is then peeled, pitted, dehydrated and milled into a fine whole fruit powder. We pride in the fact that our powder has only one ingredient, and that's the whole Lucuma fruit. It's raw, organic, 100% pure and fresh.

It can be blended into smoothies, ice cream, pudding, pie filling, and much more. It makes for a truly delicious ingredient! Despite lucuma's sweet flavor, it has an impressively low sugar content. Lucuma is also nutritionally rich, containing 14 essential trace elements, including a considerable amount of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Our raw organic Lucuma Powder is an abundant source of beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron. In fact, one serving may help support the immune system and improve physical endurance.

A recent study conducted by Rutgers University assessed the inflammation response effect of lucuma extract on wound healing and skin aging. Results from this experiment showed that lucuma significantly increased wound closure and promoted tissue regeneration. The report concluded that lucuma may support a healthy inflammation response, anti-aging and skin-repair properties on human skin. The results were so significant that Rutger's University applied for a patent on lucuma extracts, particularly the oil.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Lucuma Powder may include:

  • May support a healthy inflammation response
  • May support youthful hair, nail and skin health
  • Low glycemic sweetener, may support healthy blood sugar levels
  • Pleasant maple-like flavor
  • Source of beta-carotene, niacin, iron, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
  • May help improve physical endurance and recovery
  • Possibly supports natural wound healing response
  • May support tissue regeneration

Constituents of Lucuma include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Beta carotene

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with recipes, yogurt, ice cream or smoothies.

Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with any of our products for a pleasant mild maple syrup taste.

Botanical Name: Pouteria Lucuma.

Other Names: Egg Fruit, Lucmo, Lucumo, Yellow Sapote.

Parts Used: Whole, Lucuma (No Seed).

Ingredients: Raw Lucuma Fruit.

Origin: Grown and dried in Peru. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Lucuma Powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Lucuma Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Raw Organic Lucuma Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

 

1. Lucuma Designs: Lucuma is a Fruit, a Color and a Fair Trade Company!

2. Guangxi Tropical Agriculture: Analysis of Trace Elements in Lucuma Nervosa

3. Peruvian Natural Products: Lucuma (Pouteria Llucuma); 2010

4. My Fitness Pal: Calories in Lucuma Powder

5. Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey; Antiaging and Wound Healing Properties of Pouteria Lucuma Seed Extract; Leonel E. Rojo et al

6. Natural News: Lucuma Makes a Healthy Whole Fruit Sweetener and Delicious Raw Ice Cream Ingredient; Sheryl Walters; 2009.

7. http://www.ijnsonline.com/admin/images/20111213_P.Madhuri%20Reddy%20et%20al%20IJAPN.pdf

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