Lucuma, Pouteria lucuma, also known in South America as egg fruit, has been called the “Gold of the Incas”.Lucuma is sweet but has a low glycemic index meaning it increases blood sugar slowly and steadily without the typical spike seen with most common sugars.It contains many nutrients including beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. Lucuma powder has a unique taste that’s a delight in a variety of recipes.Some say it tastes like maple, others that it is a cross between caramel and sweet potato. But the consensus is that it’s delicious.
Using lucuma powder in smoothies or shakes is way to get a boost of antioxidants, minerals and B vitamins. The natural sweetness of lucuma means the powder can be used as a sweetener in place of sugar or honey. Because it also contains protein and trace minerals, this low glycemic sweetener can not only help prevent blood sugar spikes, but also curb cravings and appetite.The fruit has long been said to aid in fertility, and it has been a Peruvian symbol of fertility for several millennia. Fresh lucuma has also long been said to aid in healing and speed up wound closure, making it a powerful natural healer with purported antibiotic, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties.The flesh of the lucuma fruit is commonly used as a folk medicine among the native South American people where the fruit grows.
Does this product contain any fillers, binders, preservatives or additives?
No. MRM's Organic Lucuma Fruit Powder is a pure powder that has no fillers, binders, preservatives or additives.
What is the daily suggested use?
Add one serving to your daily drink mix or snack.
What is the safe age for people to use this product?
This product is safe for all ages.
Is this product safe for consumption while pregnant or nursing?
Yes, this product is safe for pregnant and nursing women. MRM recommends informing your doctor of any supplement you take or plan to take if you are pregnant or nursing.