Lucuma is considered a superfood due to its levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It is one of the best natural ways to strengthen the immune system
Lucuma, one of the Peruvian original superfoods, is attracting more and more interest in the world and especially in the food industry. Known as the “gold of the Incas” for its remarkable nutritional properties and versatility when it comes to consumption.
The pulp is between 69% to 82% of the whole fruit and it is very rich in vitamins such as niacin, thiamine, riboflavin and ascorbic acid. It also contains high levels of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and iron, essentials to prevent anemia, cancer or strengthen the immune system as we know.
Lucuma also contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is known for slowing aging. In addition, its consumption favors the reduction of chances to suffer a heart attack.
Much of the lucuma is consumed fresh, but a huge part of it is consumed in powder form. Lucuma is used as a sweetener or even for its exquisite flavor. In addition, the culture of lúcuma consumption is very widespread due to its properties. But did you know that most consumers don’t have access to the Lucuma’s interesting nutrients?
From NXTDRIED we share, in a responsible way, the great treasures of Peru with the rest of the world. In addition, thanks to our business model and the technology that we use, we can enhance the great biodiversity and turn it into unique snacks, ingredients and powders.
If we analyse the most used drying method, the presence of Vitamin A in Lucuma decreases a lot (216 of Vitamin A (β-carotene) (µg / 100g)) But if we analyze the presence of Vitamin A that we get in NXTDRIED, bioactive levels are around: 1250.0 of Vitamin A (β-carotene) (µg / 100g). ¡Huge difference! Check our Lucuma
NXTDRIED has developed customized processes for each fruit in order to optimize their individual organoleptic, nutritional and physical characteristics, including EnWave’s licensed REV ™ technology as a differential factor.
NXTDRIED controls moisture and texture levels, preserving nutrients and bioactives without sacrificing the color or flavor of the fruit.
We believe in real superfoods.