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Lucuma Fruit (10:1) Extract

Healthy Skin*
Supports Cardiovascular Health*
Healthy Weight Management*
Blood Sugar Support*
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Product Information

The edible fruit of Pouteria Lucuma is commonly called Lucuma in Chile and Peru.

What is Lucuma Fruit?

Lucuma has also been referred to as the "Gold of the Incas" by Peruvians who have been enjoying this fruit as a food source throughout history. Lucuma is naturally very sweet, hence it is widely used as a sweetening agent in food items. It may also a rich source of antioxidants, making the fruit extremely beneficial for our health and well-being. Lucuma is a symbol of fertility and the Lucuma tree is also called the "Tree of Life".

How could Lucuma Fruit Extract Support My Health?

Lucuma extract may help support healthy blood sugar levels and blood pressure [1]. Research suggests aqueous extracts from Lucuma proves that it has the highest alpha-glucosidase inhibitory properties that can help slow the absorption of glucose after meals. Angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory properties are also exhibited by the Lucuma extract, reflecting its potential as a support supplement for healthy blood pressure [1]. *

Lucuma possesses excellent wound support properties. Fatty acids derived from natural sources play an important role in human health and display diverse intense or long-term natural healing support. Lucuma possesses a combination of active fatty acids, offering up a potential new support supplement for skin health and general skin care [2]. *

Nutritional Value of Lucuma Fruit Extract

Lucuma fruit is very nutritious. It is also low in acidity. Apart from being a sweetener, Lucuma is also rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein, and carbohydrates. This fruit contains 14 trace elements, which includes significant amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Lucuma is a rich source of Vitamin C and carotenoids of the xanthophyll type [3] that exhibit important antioxidant properties.

Suggested Usage / Dosage

Use when required as a natural sweetener and as a replacement for sugar.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

2-years from Date of Manufacture.

References

  1. Evaluation of antihyperglycemia and antihypertension potential of native Peruvian fruits using in vitro models. Pinto Mda S, Ranilla LG, Apostolidis E, Lajolo FM, Genovese MI, Shetty K J Med Food. 2009 Apr; 12(2):278-91.
  2. Rojo LE, Villano CM, Joseph G, et al. Wound-healing properties of nut oil from Pouteria lucuma. Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 2010;9(3):185-195. doi:10.1111/j.1473-2165.2010.00509.
  3. Fuentealba C, Gálvez L, Cobos A, et al. Characterization of main primary and secondary metabolites and in vitro antioxidant and antihyperglycemic properties in the mesocarp of three biotypes of Pouteria lucuma. Food Chem. 2016;190:403-411. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.05.111.
* Individual results may vary from person to person.