This fruit, originating from Peru, is known as "Gold of the Inca's" for its orange and yellow pulpy flesh. Lucuma has a sweet, mellow and creamy taste which contributes to it's broad spectrum use for many culinary dishes. This delicious fruit provides a low-glycemic alterantive to sweeteners. Several traditional healing systems note the medicinal use of lucuma. In ancient records, the lucuma fruit was used to treat skin and stomach problems.
The nutrients in Lucuma: