A Natural Sweetener with Great Health Benefits!
Where it Grows – Lucuma Powder comes from a fruit that grows in South America (Pouteria lucuma) and also known as “Gold of the Incas” is common in Peru, Equador, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Chile, and in California, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Philippines and other places with subtropical areas.
First Used – Lucuma was first used in South America around 200 AD.
Growth – The tree grows up to 50 feet tall and the has a egg shaped fruit with a yellow flesh that is dry and has a texture similar to egg yolks. A relative of the canistel fruit which has a similar taste and texture.
Natural Sweetener – The fruit can be dried and ground into a flour that can be used for sweetening all kinds of foods. Because it’s not a liquid it also thickens and creates a creamy texture to anything to add it to.
Lucuma works well in baking and can be used in place of sugar. And Lucuma Powder has a mild sweet flavor – it’s not over powering like some sweeteners. And the flavor of lucuma is mild and works well in just about any food.
Using – Use 2 tablespoons of lucuma powder as a substitute for each tablespoon of regular white sugar or brown sugar.
Low Glycemic Index – Lucuma has a lower glycemic index, and does not create spikes in blood glucose… making it great for diabetics.
Weight Loss – Lucuma is great for people who crave sweets… and need to lose weight.
Taste – Lucuma powder tastes like a buttery brown sugar.
Use In – Lucuma powder can be used in cereals, baking cakes and cookies, pies, breads, smoothies, shakes, teas, puddings, fudge, candy, brownies, soups, stews, ice cream and many more foods.
Curb Appetite – Lucuma has been used for centuries to curb appetite.
Easy to Digest – Lucuma powder is easy to digest, making it great for babies and older people who have a hard time digesting food.
Antimicrobial and Antifungal – Lucuma powder is also antimicrobial helping to fight of bacterial and fungal infections.
Anti-inflammatory – Lucuma lowers inflammation, and because inflammation is the precursor to disease… it’s very important.
Antioxidants – Lucuma powder is a powerful antioxidants that help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. It repairs DNA damage and helps to slow the aging process.
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Cancer – The Journal of Medicinal Food said that lucuma powder many be important for managing high blood pressure, diabetes and preventing cancer.
Immune Booster – Lucuma powder boosts your immune system so you have the ability to fight off disease.
Fiber – Lucuma powder contains fiber to promote the growth of probiotic bacteria and thus boost your immune system, prevent constipation, and colon cancer.
Contains– Lucuma powder is full of lots of trace minerals such as potassium for water regular, iron for anemia, and calcium and phosphorus for strong bones. Also contains B vitamins for improved mood, vitality, and fertility. Also contains beta-carotene which is a powerful antioxidant… and it also contains carbs and proteins.
Nut Oil – Lucuma nut oil slows the aging process of the skin… and Rutgers University showed that lucuma oil speeds wound healing and skin closure. And the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology also talks about lucuma oil speeding up wound healing and closure.
Finding – If you google “Buy Lucuma Powder or Oil” lots of different place will come up. Or you can ask for it at your local health food store.
Feel Free to Share – This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time.
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