The Lucuma is a fruit native to the Andes, that is an ideal flavoring for ice-creams, milkshakes and many other desserts.
The Lucuma is a fruit native to the Andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador and Chile. It was a staple food in the Pre-Hispanic diet and its images on textiles and pottery suggest it was a sacred fruit even in Pre-Inca times.
It has a strong flavor and unique aroma, and firm orange colored flesh. The Lucuma is highly nutritious and is an ideal flavoring for ice-creams, milkshakes and many other desserts.
Lucuma powder is made from carefully selected Lucuma harvested at their optimum point of ripeness, in order to process them at their best and capture the full flavour and colour, so characteristic of the fruit. During the processing, the pulp of the Lucuma is dehydrated and pulverized in such a way that all the unique characteristics of this exquisite fruit are preserved in the Lucuma flour.
Excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, minerals and vitamins B1, B2, and C, and contains remarkable concentrations of beta-carotene, niacin and iron.
The Lucuma flour is an extremely versatile and tasty ingredient, which can be used to prepare delicious desserts such as ice creams, yogurts, pies and fillings, cakes and cookies; and in addition to these, it makes an ideal baby food.
PROPERTIES OF THE LUCUMA FLOUR:
- Colour: pale orange
- Appearance: fine powder
- Aroma: pleasant and typical of the fruit
- Texture: finely ground and course
- Taste: sweet
- Solubility: approx. 60%
- Humidity: maximum 10%
Made exclusively with 100% fresh and mature silk Lucuma.
- Bottle: 200 grams of 100% pure Lucuma powder.
- Bottle: 300 grams of 100% pure Lucuma powder.
- Bag containing 10 Kg. of 100% pure Lucuma powder.