Organic Raw Lucuma Powder. Lucuma is the powdered fruit of Pouteria lucuma, an evergreen tree which grows naturally in the Andean regions of South America. Sevenhills Wholefoods source lucuma from Peru, where for many centuries it has been part of local cultures and diets. Honoured since the time of the Incas, even today lucuma remains popular in its native region where, thanks to its pleasant, custard-like flavour it is much used as a flavouring agent for ice cream. Sevenhills Wholefoods' organic lucuma is grown in Peruvian orchards, where it is harvested by local farmers before processing. When the mature lucuma fruit falls from the tree branches, it has not reached its optimal ripeness, as at this stage the pulp is hard and inedible. In order for lucuma to ripen sufficiently and correctly, it must then be stored at exactly the right specific conditions for an exact period of time, before being selected and cleaned by hand. They are then peeled manually and cut into pieces, which are air dried. The dried fruit is then milled to a fine powder. The fruit is gaining global appreciation for its dietary profile.
Recommended use: add to juice or smoothies (up to 5g per day).
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A superfood, the fruit of an evergreen tree, which grows naturally in the Andean regions of South America, the Sevenhills varierty is from Peru.
Rich in antioxidants, dietary fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, especially beta-carotene, niacin, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus & iron
It has a pleasant, custard-like flavour it is much used as a flavouring agent for ice cream
100% pure and organic, with no fillers, colours or binders, certified organic by the Soil Association, suitable for vegetarians & vegans
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