Lucuma

The gold of the Incas

Lucuma is a subtropical fruit that was formerly known as the “gold of the Incas”. It comes from Peru and its round or oval-shaped green fruits have a smooth surface and a bright yellow flesh. It has been used as a medicine and as a healthy condiment for thousands of years, as it has a unique and very delicious flavour.

Health benefits:

  • It has positive effects on the immune system, has anti-inflammatory effects, and it accelerates wound healing.
  • It promotes cell regeneration and helps maintain a youthful complexion.
  • It helps alleviate symptoms of fatigue and ageing.
  • It is also excellent for psychological resilience.

Vitamins and minerals: Lucuma is an excellent source of antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It contains 14 essential trace elements, including significant amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and calcium. It is also an excellent source of beta-carotene and B vitamins.

Country of origin: Peru