This kind of food is mostly discovered from remote regions with rich geography characteristics, such as Peru. Its lands not only serve their tourism industry as beautiful landscapes to visit in the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest. A new super food has been found in the land of the Incas, they used it as a powerful enhancer of fertility and to keep a healthy lifestyle rich in vitamins and fibre. As we know, Peru has already brought forth high-protein quinoa, maca, asparagus, potatoes, berries, among others.
Lucuma, with its round shape, orange color and sweet taste, is the name of the fruit that grows at altitudes of about 9,000 feet in Peru, and has recently appear on global restaurant menus, it is used in desserts, finest dishes and also now available at the shelves of the most famous supermarkets in USA. Lucuma fills all the characteristics that defines a super food; high amount of beta carotene, zinc, calcium, protein, fiber, antioxidants and potassium.
Exquisite beverages can be prepared with this super Lucuma, when it’s mixed with milk or yogurt, a rich maple flavor emerges.
The powdered product is showing up as a booster on menus at such juice bars as Pure Green in New York and some others in Los Angeles.
Peruvian gastronomy ambassadors and owners of worldwide award restaurants, such as Gaston Acurio and Virgilio Martinez, serve Lucuma in different presentations. Lucuma ice creams bonbons, Lucuma mousse.
To make your own Lucuma Milshake, you just need 4 ripe lucumas, a cup of regular milk, ice cubs, 1 cup of water, 2 teaspoons vanilla essence and Sugar. To make it just place the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth . Your delicious milkshake will be ready in a couple minutes.
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