Referred to as “The Gold of the Incas”, lucuma has been used for centuries in Peru, Chile and Ecuador. It is so cherished in South America that there are over 25 villages named after it in Peru, where it is also a favourite ice-cream flavour. Lucuma is rich in beta-carotene, antioxidants, fiber, as well as minerals such as potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium and phosphorus. It has a low glycemic index and can be a good sweetening alternative for people with weight gain issues. It is also more alkaline than other sweeteners and it makes our formulas so yummy!