If you want to sweeten your dishes in a 100% natural way, lucuma is your best ally. It is considered the “gourmet” sweetener by the greatest chefs of the healthiest and most sustainable cuisine and it is increasingly more important.
Lucuma comes from a fruit that has a long history, supposedly existing even before the Inca era. It grew in Peru and the Andean region (northern coast of Peru) and was part of the diet of the populations settled both on the coast and in the highlands of that Andean country.
Its tree, the Lucumo, and its power lies in its high content of starch (a very energetic substance), fiber, minerals and vitamins, highlighting niacin and vitamin B3. This cocktail of ingredients has made it one of the most important superfoods in our days.
It has 57% carbohydrates, vitamins and a wide range of minerals very beneficial to our body such as iron, zinc, potassium and calcium, which help us transport oxygen in our blood, the formation and maintenance of bones, etc.
Lucuma is a very powerful extra energy to take every day and spend a more positive and stimulating day thanks to its vitamins (group B), its carbohydrates and minerals. Feel incredible from the very beginning and you will see the day in a much more beautiful way.
In addition to the extra morning energy that it can provide, helping us to have a better day and do our tasks more easily, Lucuma contributes and represents:
One of the most powerful natural remedies for depression and states of sadness.
- For children, it is very attractive for its sweet flavor and enriches their diet with an extra of vitamins and minerals of fast and easy absorption.
- An extraordinary replacement for refined sugar and also refined for the so harmful white flour. It’s perfect for ice cream.
- It is the perfect, natural and beneficial solution to sweeten dishes and be used by diabetics and people with glucose problems.
¿How to consume Lucuma?
As a superfood, and looking for health benefits, it is advisable to take 1 or 2 teaspoons a day. Add it in any of your creams, juices, smoothies and, of course, in your desserts because thanks to its sweet taste, it will be a delight.
In pastry, use the amount that your recipe needs and voila, your dish will be sweetened and with an extra energy