Lucuma (loo-ku-ma) is a delicious fruit, native to the Andes, that has been enjoyed for thousands of years. Curiously, most people in the northern hemisphere have never heard of lucuma, let alone tasted its rich, sweet, maple flavor. Besides its amazing flavor, lucuma is also a great source of nutrition. Lucuma contains healthy doses of fiber, vitamins and minerals and is especially high in beta carotene, iron and niacin (vitamin B3). Our lucuma is made by drying the most ripe and flavorful fruits at a low temperature and then gently grinding them up into an easy to use powder. Lucuma is the most popular flavor of ice cream in Peru. We recommend using lucuma in all types of raw dessert recipes, from smoothies to pies to ice cream.