Quick Tip #116: Legendary Lucuma!

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Known as ‘Inca’s Gold’, the Peruvian lucuma fruit is the latest superfood being introduced and embraced worldwide.

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Among its wide ranging health and nutritional benefits, lucuma is a rich source of vitamin B1 and B2 and provides a massive punch of fibre, antioxidants, beta-carotene, iron, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus.

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Lucuma has a sweet, maple flavour and a creamy texture, so is best mixed into juices or smoothies, or used as a sugar/ sweetener alternative in baked goods, desserts and ice cream.

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