Lucuma is a fruit native to the Andes. It looks like a cross between an avocado and a pear. Prized for its sweetness, described as similar to maple syrup, it is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Peru!
We use lucuma in its powdered form. The fruit is dried at low temperatures so as to retain its healthy benefits. It is then milled into powder, still containing healthy levels of calcium, beta-carotene, zinc, iron and 14 essential trace minerals. It is an ideal sweetener for those who must monitor their sugar intake, as it has a low glycemic index. (More Info)