What is Lucama Powder?
“Gold of the Incas”
What is it?
Lucama has always been known as the “Gold of the Incas” in ancient Peru. This orange and yellow pulpy fruit contains many great nutrients like beta-carotene, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin B-3, protein, niacin, potassium and calcium. This fruit is cherished so much in Peru that more than 26 villages have been named after the sweet Lucama fruit.
Where can I find it?
The Lucama fruit can be found in powder form at your local health food store or online. It is a low-glycemic, low-sugar sweetener that is a healthy choice for those wanting to decrease their sugar intake. It’s also a safe alternative for diabetics. Its unique full-bodied maple-like taste makes it an easy addition to a variety of recipes.
How does it benefit the body?
Lucama is grown sustainably in the Andes without the use of pesticides. The powder form of the fruit provides 14 essential trace minerals along with antioxidants, dietary fiber and healthy carbohydrates. This powder can be easily added to drinks, smoothies, cereals and added to desserts and baked goods for a sweet, flavorful nutritional boost. In Peru, they use it mostly in ice cream to replace the flavors of chocolate and vanilla.
How do I use it?
You might consider Lucama to be more of a flavoring rather than a sweetener. It has a unique flavoring that is used to enhance or complement other flavors in foods. It’s not the same as sugar and doesn’t dissolve in hot or cold beverages the same way sugar dissolves. It’s silky texture, however works well when added to recipes.
Our website is an excellent place to find recipes and different ways to integrate this amazing superfood into your diet and lifestyle.
Even though Lucama Powder is a healthy food product that offers a lot of health benefits, it is not intended to be used as a drug. The statements herein have not been reviewed by the FDA are they are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent disease.