Lucuma is an exotic Peruvian fruit, also known as the “Gold of the Incas”. Lucuma is also one of the lost crops of the Incas. Peruvian culture is steeped in traditions rich in fine foods and cultural culinary delights.
Lucuma powder benefits
- Excellent source of vitamins and minerals
- Low glycaemic index
- High in fibre
- Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, C, Beta-carotene
- Minerals: Fourteen trace minerals. Especially high in potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Scientific studies on lucuma
“The results showed that there are essential trace elements such as K,Na,Ca,Mg,P,Fe,Mn,Zn, especially the contents of K,Na,Ca,Mg,P are very high,and the contents of heavy metals Pb,Cd,Cr are relatively low in Lucuma nervosa.”
Analysis of Trace Elements in Lucuma Nervosa by Peng Jing-ru
Wound-healing properties of nut oil from Pouteria lucuma by Rojo LE, Villano CM, Joseph G, Schmidt B, Shulaev V, Shuman JL, Lila MA, Raskin I.