ORGANIC LUCUMA, powder
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Botanical name: Pouteria lucuma
Production: Lucuma is an evergreen tree that is native to the Andean valleys and commonly grown in Peru, Ecuador, and Chile. The large round fruit turns yellow when it is mature and is usually harvested annually between November and April.
Qualities: The dried, powdered flesh of the Lucuma fruit is said to help control blood sugar levels, and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains high levels of iron and helps with hemoglobin production.
Common Use: Lucuma powder has a sweet, maple-like flavor, and is nutritionally rich, adding both health benefits and sweetness to any meal. I can be used as a low-glycemic sweetener in baking, ice creams, and dessert.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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I bought this to add to my morning chicory barley beverage. It adds a tad of sweetness and a mildly fruity flavor. The first taste was a little odd, but the second was good. I bought it as an alternative sweetener- it's not sweet enough for that. But it is good for antioxidants.