Our Lucuma fruits is grown in the cool highlands of the Oxapampa Region in the Peruvian Andes. The peaceful, fresh and lush green soils in the valley infuse the sweet fruit with nutrition and vitality.
Swollen fruits naturally fall to the ground at maturity, ripening for several days until they're at peak flavor. After a patient wait, the fruits are peeled, pitted and dehydrated at low temperatures to preserve the fruit’s nutrient component before being milled into a fine, whole-fruit powder that’s easy to use.
Lucuma has long been a favorite in South America—and was viewed in the ancient Peruvian culture as a symbol of fertility and creation. Today, lucuma-flavored ice cream is often favored over chocolate or vanilla in many countriesThis low-glycemic sugar alternative delivers a subtle sweetness—along with vital health-boosting nutrients, including calcium and potassium. Lucuma is a good source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, healthy carbohydrates, and other key vitamins and minerals.
We all need a bit of sweetness now and then—and Navitas Organics Lucuma Powder is a great way to indulge, while at the same time keeping blood sugar in check. What’s more, with nutrients not found in other sweetener options, you can feel good about incorporating it into your healthy diet.