Lucuma, the subtropical fruit of the Pouteria lucuma tree, is native to the Andean valleys of South America. Lucuma fruit is known in Peru as the “Gold of the Incas” and has been cherished for centuries, both as a staple food source and a religious offering associated with fertility.
Lucuma is traditionally added to desserts (especially ice cream!) because of its unique and delicious flavor, often described as being similar to sweet potato, maple syrup, or butterscotch, with hints of vanilla. Lucuma fruit is low on the glycemic index, making it a great natural sweetener.
Try adding to smoothies, raw cereals, or homemade desserts for an awesome flavor and nutrition boost. Integrity Foods™ Lucuma powder is certified organic, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free.
- Ingredients/Nutrition Facts
Organic Lucuma Powder (Pouteria lucuma)
- Suggested Use/Adjuncts
Start with 1 teaspoon per day and gradually work up to 1 tablespoon per day, mixed with purified water, juice, coconut water, or smoothie.
Consume with conscious, positive intent.
Suggested Adjuncts: A whole food, organic, diet with emphasis on dark leafy greens and fresh, high-water-content vegetables and fruits. Enhance meals with herbs/spices (cilantro, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon), high-quality sea salt/crystal salt sources, and hard-core nutritional support products such as Vitamineral Green™ and Earth™ (unique and extremely nutrient-dense superfood complexes for comprehensive nutritional support and balance) Get creative in your kitchen. Use other Integrity Foods quality superfoods in your smoothies and elixirs to increase variety and nutrition. Include Antioxidant Extreme™, Liver Rescue™, and Nopal Blood Sugar™ to support the body. Experiment with meditation and deep breathing and make the effort to get healthy sun exposure and fresh air. Invest in houseplants for improved indoor air. Stay hydrated (spring water is naturally structured). Try aerobic exercise (rebounding, yoga, dance – whatever you most enjoy). Spend time in Nature. Harness your inner warrior by finding healthy expressions of strength. Participate in local activism, join a gym, take up hockey or rock climbing. Expand your mind. Listen to inspiring podcasts, read motivational books. Reduce EMF exposure (minimize cell phone and WiFi use). Turn your WiFi off at night to promote deeper rest. Enjoy saunas/heat therapy, periodic cleansing, restoring the microbiome (try making your own cultured foods). Discover your local farmers market. Cultivate gratitude and live in alignment with your highest values. Remember, substance is everything. Commit to realizing your full potential!