Lucuma is a superfood with extremely high levels of antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins including beta-carotene, niacin and minerals including zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. With so many nutrients, its benefits are numerous. They include:
- High levels of beta carotene contain Vitamin A, which improves eyesight and helps with immune system reactions.
- Protection against cancer due to high levels of antioxidants.
- Energy enhancement due to high levels of iron
- Source of niacin for vegetarians that aids in digestion
- Digestive tract health
IDEAS TO ENJOY IT
- As a healthy substitute for sugar in all the uses one might choose
- As a fruity topping on ice cream or yogurt combined with fruit
- Makes and excellent additive to fruit smoothies and shakes
- An inventive topping or additive to cupcakes and sweet baked goods
- A healthy addition to protein shakes for fitness enthusiasts