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Raw Organic Lucuma Powder by Sunfood - 8 oz

An exotic subtropical fruit grown in South America, lucuma fruit (Pouteria lucuma) is green and oval with a bright yellow-orange flesh. The taste of lucuma is incredibly unique, with rich flavors of maple, custard and caramel. Relatively unknown in the US, lucuma is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Peru. Lucuma is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients — it adds a creamy caramel-maple flavor with a touch of gentle sweetness. Not only is lucuma charmingly delicious, it’s a nutrient-rich superfruit. It’s an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

Lucuma was honored as a sacred tree and fruit by cultures such as the Inca and Moche, who often portrayed it in their art. In some places, lucuma is also known as eggfruit, mamey sapote, and zapotillo.

Relatively unknown in the US, lucuma is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Peru. Lucuma is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients — it adds a creamy caramel-maple flavor with a touch of gentle sweetness.

Not only is lucuma charmingly delicious, it’s a nutrient-rich superfruit. It’s an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, including zinc, iron, calcium, carotene, vitamin B3, and other B vitamins.

A Mineral-Rich Sweetener with an Exotic Flavor

The Sunfood Difference

Sunfood lucuma is made by drying the most ripe and flavorful fruits at a low temperature and then gently grinding them up into an easy-to-use powder. This process preserves the delicate flavors and nutritional qualities of lucuma. Whether you enjoy Sunfood lucuma powder in your smoothies or in a dessert, you’ll receive an abundance of health benefits in every mouthful.

Ingredients

Sustainably-grown Peruvian lucuma

How to eat lucuma powder

Blend into beverages, smoothies, puddings and desserts. Lucuma goes really well with mesquite, which has a sweet and nutty flavor. It’s also great with coconut, vanilla, bee pollen, and cinnamon.

Here are 2 great recipes for lucuma eggnog and lucuma ice cream(YUMMM!)

lucuma eggnog

This recipe is absolutely perfect for fall and the colder months of the year. Lucuma adds a rich caramel flavor, and the coconut sugar and vanilla powder round out the recipe. Creamy and delicious, you won’t miss your regular, less healthy version of eggnog. Make it for friends and family and enjoy!

Ingredients

1/2 cup lucuma powder
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
3 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg + 1/4 tsp for garnish
1 tsp chia seeds (use chia powder if you don’t have a high-speed blender. You can grind seeds into powder in a spice/coffee bean grinder)
Pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients into high-speed blender. Adjust flavors as necessary and place in fridge to set for 15 minutes. Garnish with ground nutmeg and serve blissfully!

lucuma ice cream

Lucuma is the number one flavor of ice cream in many South American countries, but many people have never heard of it, let alone tasted its rich, sweet, maple flavor. Once you taste these exotic, raw ice creams, you may be temped to invent new flavors using organic Sunfood Lucuma Powder.

Maca and raw cacao work great with lucuma also! Try adding a chocolate sauce to the below recipes, made using raw cacao powder and cacao butter. Even better, cacao nibs add just the right amount of crunch to complement smooth, luscious ice cream. Enjoy!

Here are two recipes that are amazing!

Recipe #1
1/2 cup lucuma powder
1 cup cashews
1 Tbsp vanilla powder
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 cup water
Pinch salt

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth (Vita-Mix blender is recommended). Pour into a container and put in the freezer overnight. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!

Recipe #2 (adds Coconut Butter, Honey & Maca Powder)
1/2 cup lucuma powder
1 cup cashews
1 Tbsp vanilla powder
1 cup coconut cream, coconut meat or raw coconut butter1 cup raw honey1 Tbsp Psyllium Hulls (essential for creating a soft ice-cream that can be scooped)
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 cup pure water (or more to allow blending consistency – you can replace with cashew milk made with cool processed raw cashews)
1/3 cup maca powder
Pinch salt


Mix all ingredients into a smooth consistency. Pour into a container and freeze until set. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy! (serves 6)

Lucuma is the number one flavor of ice cream in many South American countries, but many people have never heard of it, let alone tasted its rich, sweet, maple flavor. Once you taste these exotic, raw ice creams, you may be temped to invent new flavors using organic Sunfood Lucuma Powder.

Maca and raw cacao work great with lucuma also! Try adding a chocolate sauce to the below recipes, made using raw cacao powder and cacao butter. Even better, cacao nibs add just the right amount of crunch to complement smooth, luscious ice cream. Enjoy!

- See more at: http://www.sunfood.com/blog/recipes/dessert/raw-lucuma-ice-cream/#sthash.M1AOBeYZ.dpu

Categories: Dried Fruits Smoothie Essentials Superfoods Sweeteners

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