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Lucuma Powder

№ 8 Lucuma



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This Sweetener is a Natural Sugar

Natural sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose) and some vegetables.  Lucuma is a fruit native to South America.  Lucuma is dried at low temperatures and milled into a fine powder.

It’s a Complex Carbohydrate

Complex carbohydrates, such as the starches and fiber, make up most of the carbohydrates in lucuma powder.  They have been shown to help manage blood sugar spikes after eating.  Complex carbohydrates pack in more nutrients than simple carbohydrates. 

Inside and Out

Lucuma powder has a sweet, caramel taste; similar to maple, butterscotch, or brown sugar.  It’s fiber is an indigestible sugar.  They go to your large intestine, where they are fermented by the good bacteria in your gut.  This process produces short-chain fatty acids that keep the lining of your gut healthy.  Since the fiber is not digested, it doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugar.

Put it to Good Use

Lucuma powder is about half as sweet as table sugar.  You may need to blend with another sweetener.  You can use it for pies, tarts, yogurts, milk shakes, ice cream, sauces and alcoholic beverages.  You can put lucuma powder in coffee to give it a sweet caramel flavor.

Lucuma Powder Buy

The tree that produces lucuma fruit grows 25 to 50 feet tall.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Tbsp. (28g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Total Sugars 6g
Pentose 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.