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Navitas Naturals - Lucuma Powder Certified Organic - 8 oz.

  • Code#:100970
  • Manufacturer:Navitas Naturals
  • Size/Form:8  oz.
  • Packaged Ship Weight:0.60
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Navitas Naturals Lucuma Power Lucuma Powder Certified Organic Incan Superfood - 8 oz (227 g)

Lucuma is native to the highlands of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador where it has been cultivated since ancient times. Today, lucuma is one of the regions most enjoyed foods, and is a popular ice cream flavor among Europeans and South Americans. A wonderful sweetener that is chock-full of maple-like flavor, a little Navitas Naturals Lucuma Powder blended into a smoothie, ice cream, pudding or pie filling makes for a truly delicious experience. And though lucuma is most famous for it’s sweet flavor profile, its impressively low sugar content and naturally occurring vitamins and minerals make it the perfect compromise between the sweet tooth and the waistline.

Source and Processing Navitas Naturals Lucuma is grown in the Oxapampa region of the Peruvian Andes. Here, the fruit naturally falls to the ground at maturity, but still needs several days to fully ripen and peak in flavor. After a patient wait, the fruit is peeled, pitted, dehydrated, and lastly milled into a fine whole fruit powder. This product has only one ingredient – whole Lucuma fruit – and is raw, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic.

Lucuma (loo-ku-mah ) a sweet and edible fruit of the Lucuma tree (Pouteria obovata, or Lucuma obovata), resembling a persimmon in appearance.

Gold of the Incas
The orange and yellow pulp of this exotic, sweet fruit was once hailed the “Gold of the Incas,” where it has been cultivated since ancient times. A native to the highlands of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, the fruit of the beautiful evergreen lucuma tree has been honored spiritually as well as in cuisine due to it’s exquisite composition. Today, lucuma continues to enjoy enormous popularity in its native lands, and in some countries is actually favored over classics like chocolate and vanilla as an ice cream flavor. Navitas Naturals offers lucuma in a whole fruit powder form that makes incorporating it into delicious recipes a dream.

The Power of Lucuma
Lucuma is considered a healthy alternative sweetener as it lends a sweet taste to recipes, but is very low in sugars. With naturally occurring beta-carotene, niacin, and iron, lucuma powder is a welcome antidote to notorious “empty calorie” sweeteners.

Whole Fruit Sweetener
Navitas Naturals Lucuma Powder has a distinctively sweet fragrance and full-bodied, maple-like taste. A deliciously versatile dessert ingredient, lucuma blends well to make alluring smoothies, puddings, and ice creams, and can also be used as a flour in exotic pies and pastries

Benefits:

  • Alternative Sweetener
  • Antioxidants
  • Nutrient-Rich
  • Naturally Sweet
  • Carotene

DID YOU KNOW?
In coastal Peru, archaeologists have frequently found lucuma depicted on ceramics during excavations of ancient burial sites -- sites which date back thousands of years. No doubt the lucuma tree’s unique ability to produce fruit year round -- combined with its deep drought resistant roots – have made it an important tree of life for cultures both past and present.

Navitas Naturals mission is to provide premium quality organic power foods that increase energy and enhance health. Navitas products are of the highest quality, sourced directly from farmers, cultivated sustainably and in accordance with fair trade practices.

Suggested Use

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Use in smoothies, shakes, desserts, cakes, pies, yogurt and granola.

Chef's Notes:

  • As a fruit, lucuma is naturally sweet, and is best used in desserts.
  • Lucuma makes an outstanding and popular ice cream flavor.
  • Use as a partial flour substitute in baked recipes, in a 1:4 ratio.
  • Spoon 2 Tbsp into any smoothie for a nutritious and delicious boost.


Navitas Naturals - Lucuma Powder Certified Organic - 8 oz.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 15g (1tbsp.)
Servings Per Container: 15
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 60
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g *
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g *
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
*Daily Value Not Established.
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
 
Ingredients: Certified Organic Lucuma Powder (Pouteria Lucuma)

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By KATHIE (Fayetteville , AR )

Really good in our smoothies. There's no strong flavor.

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By Mary (Sebastopol , CA )

I use this to add to my daily smoothies to add a sweetening effect in place of adding sugar. This is very healthy for you & is all organic & comes from a great company!!

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By Carol (Brigantine , NJ )

Good for me & makes my smoothie smoother.

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By JANE (West Hollywood , CA )

GOOD PRICE FOR A YUMMY SWEETENER ALTERNATIVE! GREAT CARAMEL LIKE FLAVOR

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By anthony (Virginia Beach , VA )

sweet alternative but not as sweet as stevia. more nutrition than stevia though.

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Manufacturer Info

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936 B Seventh Street # 141
Novato, CA,
Phone: 888-645-4282 Fax: 415-883-1083 Visit website

About Navitas Naturals

Navitas Naturals’ mission is to provide premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. Part of that effort is to continually search for the world’s most beneficial foods. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California. The “Navitas” in their name is the Latin word for energy. Navitas Naturals specializes in organic and wild-crafted functional foods and strivs to lead the industry in this expanding market. Health conscious consumers choose their nutrient rich products because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Their premium quality “superfoods” are free of additives and trans fats. The absence of these elements speaks to the purity and effectiveness of the pr

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