NATIVE INHABITANTS OF SOUTH AMERICA USED LUCUMA (POUTERIA LUCUMA) AS FOOD AND MEDICINE. “THE GOLD OF INCAS”, AS THIS PLANT IS FREQUENTLY CALLED, WAS USED AS A NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC, ANTIFUNGAL AND DIGESTION STIMULATING MEDICINE.
THE POWDERED LUCUMA BIO BY PURELLA COMES FROM CERTIFIED FARMS BASED IN PERU. NO PESTICIDES ARE USED IN THE CULTIVATION PROCESS AND THE POWDER IS OBTAINED THROUGH DRYING OF FRUITS AND EVAPORATING WATER OUT OF THEM.
A naturally sweet lucuma featuring a low glycemic index is a perfect and healthy substitute for sugar. It could be safely used by the diabetics. It is also good for people on a gluten-free diet.
Candy without a guilty conscience
Each of us dreams about such superfoods. A yummy, sweet and, all in all, healthy. Do you need a fast recovery after your practice? Let lucuma be your everyday ingredient in your diet. The powdered fruit is a rich source of zinc and phosphorus. Zinc accelerates the regeneration of cells and helps to cure skin lesions. It controls the functioning of your thyroid. Phosphorus prevents osteoporosis and strengthens your bones. What else to do to persuade you to go for lucuma? The fruit contains antioxidants, including beta-carotene, that will take care of your heart. Fiber comprised in the powdered lucuma assists you in controlling hunger pangs and contributes to slimming.
Lucuma in your healthy diet
Lucuma tastes like toffee with some maple syrup. You can add it to desserts, yogurt, cottage cheese, instead of sugar. You may also sweet your oatmeal or cake with it. Add lucuma to your home-made ice-creams. It can be safely eaten by the children, too.
DID YOU KNOW?
For Peruvians, lucuma is a symbol of fertility. In poorer regions of Peru, the fruit constitutes an essential component of an everyday diet. And, although you need to wait as long as 5 years before the plant bears first fruits, it is rewarding as over one season it may bring even 500 of them.