This delicious, sweet fruit denominated “Gold of the Incas”, was revered in ancient times throughout the Inca Empire. Sweet and powerful, growing in the Andes at temperate levels in elevations of 2,700–3,000 m (8,900–9,800 ft), this generous superfood can transport mothers to a new level of nutrition and wellness right after giving birth. Just like Tocosh Superfood that is used in the Andes for uterine health after giving birth, Lucuma can be an alternative for coffee, and cacao for alertness and for soothing a sweet craving in a ceremonial and holistic way.
Lucuma also offers a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fibres. Insoluble fibre adds bulk to your stool and prevents constipation by helping food move smoothly through your gut. Soluble fibre feeds your beneficial gut bacteria, which, in turn, produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) like acetate, propionate, and butyrate. These are then used as food by cells in your gut, keeping them healthy. One tablespoon (7.5 grams) of Lucuma Powder also provides some calcium, iron, potassium, niacin, and Vitamin C. Research shows that Lucuma is particularly rich in polyphenols and carotenoids, two groups of antioxidants known for their anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, and heart-health-promoting properties. Sweet cravings after giving birth? Lucuma has about half the carbohydrates and 75% less sugar than the same amount of table sugar!