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Posted by: purlgirl, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 10:44pm
Noticed a new product at Whole foods (new to me)

Lucuma Powder    - package says it's used as a sweetner.

Anyone used it or know anything about it?
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 11:28pm; Reply: 1
It looks like it is a subtropical or tropical fruit from Peru or Chile.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouteria_lucuma

I would use it as an unrated neutral per the portion / frequency levels for condiments with the proper caution about reactions.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:18am; Reply: 2
I would consider Lucuma to be similar in ranking to Sapotes, Marmalade Plum

Biologically similar, not necessarily the same raking.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 3:01am; Reply: 3
down here we call these 'chico sapote' (eggfruit) as opposed to sapote
Posted by: aussielady582, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:45am; Reply: 4
a low GI sweetener, which contains carbohydrates, vitamins, minterals, fibre.  Tastes ok to me, I also like raw carob powder, and recently I tried mesquite powder too.  My favourite is the raw carob powder (put it into my green smoothies).
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:01am; Reply: 5
I got some very yummy icecream made with that . Tasted like fudge to me  ;D
Posted by: yaeli, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:09am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
I got some very yummy icecream made with that . Tasted like fudge to me  ;D
Becoming more and more interesting.  ::)  :)


Posted by: purlgirl, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:36pm; Reply: 7
Thank you all - it does sound interesting (esp if low G I)

H B   -  did  you make the  ice cream?
Just wondering how it compares to  white sugar in recipes.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:51pm; Reply: 8
No i did  not , but it contained cream , lucuma, banana  and cocoa  so almost healthy  ;D
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