Lucuma also called “Gold of the Incas”, a native of Peru, was regularly used by the Incas. Prana’s lucuma is imported from that exact same origin. Lucuma has been found on ceramics at burial sites of the indigenous people of coastal Peru. The Moche people, native to Peru, had a fascination with agriculture and often chose to represent fruits and vegetables, including lucuma, in their art.
Lucuma is very nutritious and is a perfect food to pair with culinary delights. Lucuma powder will add aroma, flavour as well as a sweet touch to any meal. This sweetener is also a perfect sugar and egg substitute. But make sure to adjust your recipes sugar content as lucuma is sweeter in taste than cane sugar. Add it to your deserts, cakes, yogourts, juices and much more. A perfect combination with ice-cream and sorbets!
Emulsifying agent, lucuma powder will mix oils and fats with sugars and sweeteners. One egg is equivalent to 20g of lucuma powder.
Can be preserved in a cool, dry cupboard protected from light and humidity.
One Pouteria Lucuma tree can produce up to 500 fruits a year! When there was a bad harvest or if the food reserves were to run out, this fruit was an important food source for the Inca, who adored this tree.