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 focused, organic, plant-based diet with emphasis on dark leafy greens and fresh, high-water-content vegetables and fruits; discover your local farmers market, enhance meals with herbs/spices (cilantro, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon) and high-quality sea salt/crystal salt sources; hard-core nutritional support products such as Vitamineral Green™ and Earth™ (unique and extremely nutrient-dense superfood complexes for comprehensive nutritional support and balance) and Liver Rescue™ ; quieting the mind, meditation, deep breathing, healthy sun exposure, fresh air (have you considered houseplants?), staying hydrated, exercise (try rebounding/qigong/yoga), dance, time in Nature, a low-EMF environment (try turning off wi-fi during sleep), saunas/heat therapy, periodic cleansing of heavy metals/parasites, and restoring the microbiome (research making your own cultured foods!). Commit to realizing your full potential. Remember, substance is everything!