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Organic Lucuma Powder 100g

£3.49 Incl. tax
Article number:
8411547
EAN Code:
5060136216626
SKU:
441410

A natural sweetener made ​​from the lucuma fruit, which is extremely popular in Peru. Delicious in smoothies, juices, shakes, puddings, ice cream and cakes.

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Lucuma powder –  the natural sweetener from Peru

A natural sweetener made ​​from the lucuma fruit, which is extremely popular in Peru. Delicious in smoothies, juices, shakes, puddings, ice cream and cakes.

Product benefits

  • Boasts an extremely sweet flavour
  • An ideal sugar replacement for those who wish to reduce their intake of refined sugars
  • Contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, including beta carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, niacin and fibre
  • Rich in vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) contributes to a normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function and the normal function of the heart
  • Rich in vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) contributes to a normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system and contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, normal red blood cells, normal skin and normal vision. It also contributes to the normal metabolism of iron, the protection of cells from oxidative stress and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Dried and processed at a low temperature
  • Completely pure and contains no added fillers
  • Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and raw foods enthusiasts
  • Certified organic by "Organic Farmers & Growers", the leading organic certification organisation in Great Britain

Suggested Use

Stir Superfoodies lucuma powder into your favourite smoothies, juices and shakes or use as an additional ingredient in puddings, cakes and ice cream.

Origins 

“Mother Nature has already done the leg work, we simply package the results”,  reads the slogan from Superfoodies, thesuperfood brand for those who yearn to feel fit and stay healthy.

If you’re someone who wishes to lead a healthy lifestyle, buy organic products and enjoy regular sports and/or exercise, then Superfoodies is for you! And regardless of whether you’re a devoted superfood fan already, or have only just discovered superfoods and are not too sure what to do with them, Superfoodies make it easy. Superfoodies show just how delicious healthy eating can really be, with their tempting range of ready-made raw food/superfood products (including smoothie mixes and granola) and a selection of delicious recipes. Superfoodies are making healthy eating fun, simple and delicious! 

Superfoodies firmly believe in the power of nature - that’s why each and every Superfoodies product is unprocessed, never heated above 42 degrees (raw food) and certified organic. In addition, Superfoodies clearly communicate the origin of their superfoods, always choose for sustainable and ethical suppliers, are open about their ingredients, and honest about the composition and preparation of their products.

Quantity and Dosage

Mix 1-2 teaspoons (3-6 grams) of lucuma powder daily into your favourite smoothie, shake or lassie. For the preparation of puddings, cakes and ice cream, you’ll need around 1 to 5 tablespoons of lucuma powder, but always refer to the recipe for the precise amount. One bag of Superfoodies lucuma powder contains 250 or 500 grams of lucuma powder, so can last up to 166 days, depending on your daily intake.

Facts

  • Lucuma (Pouteria Lucuma) is a subtropical fruit from the Andes in South America and in particular, Peru.
  • Lucuma trees can live until they are at least 500 years old and even then, still produce fruit.
  • For the Incas, lucuma was a natural source of healthy sugar, which is why this nutritious fruit is also known as "Inca’s Gold".
  • Due to its distinctive shape, traditional Peruvian tribes associated the lucuma fruit with fertility and the female breast
  • The lucuma was particularly revered by the Peruvian Moche tribe, which can be evidenced by the religious and spiritual works of art in which the lucuma frequently featured
  • In addition to the Andean region, lucuma are also successfully cultivated in warmer parts of California in the United States. Lucuma grows in Ecuador and Chile too and to a lesser extent in Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica and even Hawaii
  • In Chile and Peru lucuma (lucmo in Spanish) are snapped up by the locals who use the fruit as an ingredient and sweetener for ice cream
  • The lucuma fruit is hard to come by in Europe, which is why it is predominantly for sale in powder form

Ingredients

Certified organic lucuma powder

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