Lucuma Powder Organic
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History and Origin
Lucuma has been called the 'gold of the Incas'. Lucuma has been cultivated in the Peruvian highlands since 200 AD, when people discovered the caramel-sweet fruit. In Peru, 26 villages are named after this beloved fruit.
The lucuma tree grows best at an altitude between 450 and 1000 metres. The tree can withstand drought well, but cannot withstand frost. High humidity is needed to produce the fruit. Lucuma trees only start producing fruit after 5 years and each tree produces up to 500 fruits per year. The fruits are yellow-brown in colour and can weigh up to one kilo each.
Processing into Lucuma powder
The lucuma tree bears fruit throughout the year, but the main harvest takes place in spring between January and April. When the fruit falls from the lucuma tree it is not yet 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 the pulp softens, but even when the fruit is ripe, the flesh remains relatively firm.
To produce lucuma powder, the ripe fruit is thoroughly washed and cut into small pieces and completely dehydrated. The drying process keeps the temperature below 45°C so that no nutrients are lost. The dried pieces are then carefully ground into a fine powder, which can be stored for up to 2 years while retaining its nutty caramel taste.
Nutritional value and use
The taste is similar to caramel and is considered one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. The powder dissolves easily so it can serve as a substitute for sugar. The powder is mainly used as an ingredient for syrups, jams, candy, ice cream, chocolate, biscuits and cakes.
Lucuma powder is used as a healthy sweetener because it contains many other nutrients. It is rich in antioxidants and fiber. It also has a high potassium content and contains many vitamins B3, A and C.
Where do I buy organic lucuma powder?
You can buy organic lucuma powder at Naturaplaza of course. In our web shop you can buy organic lucuma powder in convenient consumer packs or in slightly larger quantities of usually 1 kg. Subscribe to our newsletter and don't miss out on any organic lucuma powder offers.
Lucuma Powder Organic of premium quality
This is a certified organic product van top quality. Thanks to this certificate you know, that what you buy has been produced with care and consideration for people and nature.
The Organic certificate represents a 100% verified organic and reliable product. This product contains no added sugars, fats and other additives and it's production complies with all European demands and regulations concerning pesticides.
The organic lucuma powder we select come from all regions of the world. All products are inspected in Europe and most are also packed there. We regularly check and test the quality of our products.
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- Made from organic lucuma fruits from the Peruvian highlands
- Rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, A, and C
- Can be used as a healthy sweetener in syrups, jams, candies, and baked goods
|Recommended Use||5g per day. Please consult your doctor before taking any nutrient-dense products.|
|Vitamins and Minerals||Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C|
|Country of cultivation||Peru|
|Private Label possible?||Yes|
|Energy (kcal/kJ)||316 kcal /1325 kJ|
|Carbohydrates||57 g (Sugars 25 g)|
|Saturated Fats||0,5 g|
(Translated from Dutch)