About Lucuma Powder
This exotic Peruvian fruit (pronounced "loo-ku-mah") was once known as the "Gold of the Incas". It has strong fragrance and a full-bodied maple like flavour with a firm and rich pumpkin-like pulp that is orange and yellow in colour. The fruits are an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals Including remarkable concentrations of beta-carotene, niacin and iron.
The Lucuma fruit has been honoured both spiritually and culinary since ancient times in the Peruvian culture. Lucuma powder is an extremely versatile and tasty ingredient which blends well with ice creams, baby food, yoghurts, pies, cakes, cookie fillings and desserts and can be used to make Lucuma mousse, pudding or parfait. It can be used as a flour to make pies, cakes and pastries and can also be added to smoothies, milk and other beverages. Lucuma is a popular flavouring for ice cream in its native areas and, in Peru, even exceeds the demand for more globally popular flavours such as strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla.