Lucuma Powder

Lucuma Powder

Our lucuma is grown on orchards in Peru. The evergreen trees grow up to 15 metres in height and have a straight, cylindrical trunk and shiny oval leaves. Greenish-yellow flowers are produced throughout the year, and after being pollinated fruits will mature on the tree for around 9 months.

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Product benefits

  • Source of Iron which contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • High in potassium which contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Source of zinc which contributes to normal cognitive function
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Peru

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When the mature fruit falls from the lucuma tree it isn’t ripe and the pulp is too hard to be edible. The fruit must be stored under hay until the bitter white latex breaks down and it softens, however even when fully ripe the flesh remains relatively firm, and similar to pumpkin in texture. Lucuma can be eaten raw but is usually cooked and mixed with other foods to add flavour and sweetness.

To produce our lucuma powder, the ripe fruits are thoroughly washed and cut into small segments which are fully dehydrated, maintaining the temperature below 45°C. The dried fruit is then carefully milled into a fine powder which can be stored for up to 2 years, retaining its nutty caramel flavour. Our lucuma powder is rigorously tested for microbial activity to ensure that the finished product is as pure and natural as possible.