For hundreds of years, Lucuma has been called "The Gold of the Incas" or "The Gold of the Gods." We just call it tasty, since it's an excellent and healthy alternative to processed sugar. And it's kind of hard to argue with Andean gods.
A renowned superfood, Lucuma is a fruit that grows on the Pouteria Lucuma tree in the Andean valleys of South America. Its taste is described as similar to sweet potato, butterscotch, or maple syrup. But Lucuma is more than just a flavor additive. Its extremely healthy and prized by Andean peoples as a cornerstone of good health. Benefits include:
- Antibacterial and antiviral
- Rich in immunity-boosting antioxidants
- Full of zinc, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B3, and fiber