Lucuma was known by the ancient Peruvian civilization as the “Gold of the Incas,” and the fruit has been found carved on archeological ceramics.
Usages: Baked goods, ice creams, smoothies/beverages.
This fruit is great for anti-aging, as lucuma has impressive anti-inflammatory effects on skin and its fatty acids promote tissue regeneration.
Lucuma is also ideal for diabetes control. It has a very low glycemic index of 25, making it a safe sweetener for diabetics.
Besides adding sweetness, lucuma is a gluten-free antioxidant complete with fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
If that isn’t enough, this amazing fruit also acts as a weight loss aid, due to its low-glycemic sweetener.