Never heard of a lucuma tree. Thanks Clayzmama for the cool information I reblogged for my readers.
Sandra Nieto ... author of Special Kids, Chosen Moms
First of all….did you even know there was a lucuma tree? With lucuma fruit? Well, you’re in for a sweet treat!
Apparently, Lucuma trees are native to the highland tropics of the Andes mountains in South America. They are also the national fruit of Chile. Side note: USA does NOT have a national fruit, but some individual states do. You’re welcome.
And they’ve been around forEVER without my knowledge. They are also called, ‘egg fruit’ since the fruit has a dry flesh (think hard boiled egg yolk texture).
So here we have a fruit with a dry flesh and a taste that is sort of maple syrupy and sweet potato rolled into one! Some say it tastes like custard and a bit like pumpkin, but you will have to judge it for yourselves. You can purchase it HERE.
Benefits? How about beta carotene, 14 trace elements, potassium, sodium…
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