Lucuma (pronounced luka-mah) is a subtropical fruit of Andean origin that was once known as the “Gold of the Incas”. It is most commonly grown in Andean valleys. Lucuma is fruit has smooth, bronze-yellow skin, and somewhat resembles a persimmon. Its bright yellow or orange flesh is usually blended into other foods. It has a delicious full-bodied, maple like flavor. It is dried then ground in to a flour consistency.
Lucuma is a natural low-glycemic, raw sweetener that is low in sugars but high in beta-carotene, niacin(B3) and other B vitamins, fiber, calcium, iron, and low in fat.