Beloved by the Incas, Lucuma (pronounced loo-koo-ma) is an exotic fruit that looks a little like a nashi pear crossed with a mango, or an avocado. Its maple-like taste makes it a naturally sweet addition to smoothies, baked goods, and even ice cream. A popular Chilean dessert called merengue con salsa de lúcuma highlights this fruit’s unique flavor. In Chile, the harvesting season for lúcuma is from June through November.
A good source of iron, zinc, calcium and protein, lúcuma is a super nutritious fruit. It has been used throughout the centuries to support cardiovascular health and normal blood sugar levels. It may have a mellow sweetness, but is low on the glycemic scale.
Total Volume Exported
- Latin America 17%
- North America 83%