1. More Nutritious Than Most Sweeteners:
Lucuma is a natural sweetener which contains sucrose (table sugar) and fructose (fruit juice). Sucrose and fructose are both simple sugars. They do not contain any complex carbohydrates like fiber, vitamins, minerals or amino acids. These two simple sugars have been linked to obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol levels and other diseases. However, these same simple sugars can be found in many fruits such as apples, pears and bananas.
2. Contains A Variety Of Antioxidants:
Antioxidant enzymes help protect cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause cell damage when they come into contact with oxygen. When antioxidants break down harmful compounds called reactive nitrogen species, they prevent further cell damage and may even reverse some types of disease. Some examples include vitamin C, beta carotene, lycopene and selenium.
3. May Promote Blood Sugar Control:
The glycemic index measures how quickly a food raises blood sugar levels after eating it. Foods with a low glycemic index tend to raise blood sugar faster than foods with higher glycemic indexes. High-glycemic foods, on the other hand, raise blood sugar slower than lower-glycemic foods. The Glycaemic Index of Lucuma Powder is 0.
4. May Benefit Heart Health:
Lucuma is a good source of potassium and contains several important minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and calcium. A low intake of potassium rich foods has been linked to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease in scientific studies.
5. Can Be Used For Baking or Desserts:Lucuma contains about 1.
2-1.6% oil in its pulp. The oil is rich in palmitic, stearic and oleic acids and is used to make candles, soaps or shampoos. The oil can also be used for cooking or as a spread for bread and pastries or fruit desserts.
6. Easy To Add To Your Diet:
Lucuma is a nutritious and delicious fruit that can be easily incorporated into your daily diet.
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