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Lucuma organic powder 250g

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Peruvian lucuma fruit is a subtropical fruit that’s extremely popular in Peru, where it’s also known as “Inca’s Gold”. Lucuma powder is rich in vitamins B1 and B2, and contains a variety of other valuable nutrients, including fibre, vitamins B3 and B5, beta-carotene, iron, potassium, calcium, a...

Peruvian lucuma fruit is a subtropical fruit that’s extremely popular in Peru, where it’s also known as “Inca’s Gold”. Lucuma powder is rich in vitamins B1 and B2, and contains a variety of other valuable nutrients, including fibre, vitamins B3 and B5, beta-carotene, iron, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus.  The tree is long lived, evergreen, and belongs to the Sapotaceae family -- so it's similar to the canistel and sapote. It smells divine, and tastes like a mix between sweet potato and maple syrup. In Peru, the yellowy-orange fruit pulp is added to ice-cream and is Peru's favourite flavour.

Lucuma Powder Facts High in beta-carotene – You might have guessed with its yellow-orange color that lucuma is rich in beta-carotene, an important source of vitamin A which our bodies need for better eyesight, promoting cellular growth, and even helping with immune system reactions. Beta carotene may protect against other cancers as well, including esophageal, liver, pancreatic, colon, rectal, prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers due to its potency as an antioxidant. A natural sweetener – Lucuma can sweeten foods without spiking blood sugar, and it contains beneficial nutrients that sugar alone lacks. Lucuma is iron-rich – Iron improves the transportation of oxygen into cells and is a vital nutrient to pregnant and breast-feeding women. Proper levels of iron contribute to energy levels as well. A great source of potassium, calcium and phosphorus- Calcium and phosphorus bind together to form crystals that make up bones and teeth. Together they strengthen bones and keep them strong for a lifetime. Phosphorus is a critical mineral used to maintain healthy pH base balance in the body and this means reducing body acid levels. A vegetarian source rich in Vitamins B1 and B2 and B3 – While most meat-eaters get their B3 from steaks and chicken, vegetarians and vegans will enjoy this vitamin from lucuma. This nutrient aids in digestion, muscle development, and the regulation of stress and sex hormones. Contains a great source of B5- this is required for a healthy immune system. As it supports the adrenal glands, it is helpful for those with high stress levels.  It helps to maintain the digestive system, nervous system, bones and joints.  It is also useful for stress and to help balance blood sugar levels Fibre–rich food – This super fruit is full of fibre, which can help the digestive system work properly, reducing constipation and bloating. Wound Healing and anti-Inflammatory – Try an anti-inflammatory cinnamon, ginger, lucuma smoothie for a healthy and tasty treat. Lucuma Nut oil is anti-viral and anti-bacterial – This super fruit can also prevent colds, flu, and other viral or bacterial diseases, possibly making it a sound substitute for pharmaceutical antibiotics in many cases. Has been dried and processed at low temperatures in order to retain an optimum number of its naturally occurring nutrients.

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