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Country of Origin - Peru, South America 🇵🇪
Average Weight - 400 Grams per fruit

Introduction

From South America, Lucuma has a sweet yellow flesh with a dry texture and a flavour that's often compared to a blend of sweet potato and butterscotch.

History

Lucuma holds a fascinating historical significance that dates back thousands of years. Native to the Andean regions of South America, this fruit has been cherished by ancient civilisations such as the Incas and the Moche people.

The Moche people were an indigenous Andean civilisation in the 1500's who cultivated Lucuma, along with corn, quinoa, and beans. Lucuma was a key source of nutrients in times of drought and famine and was honoured in festivals, used medicinally, and shown artistically as a sacred food.

Amongst other civilisations, Lucuma was revered for its unique taste and nutritional properties, and was considered a symbol of fertility and longevity. Its use in traditional rituals and culinary creations is a testament to its enduring legacy.

Regions

Lucuma originates from the Andean valleys of Peru in South America, where it has been cultivated for centuries. Today, it continues to thrive in the mountainous regions of Peru, as well as in other South American countries like Ecuador and Chile. These diverse regions provide ideal conditions for Lucuma trees to flourish, ensuring the availability of this exquisite fruit.

Flavours & Texture

Lucuma has a distinctive, unique, and delicious flavour profile. Its golden-yellow flesh offers a delightful combination of sweet caramel and maple undertones, with hints of butterscotch. The texture is smooth and creamy, reminiscent of a dense custard or sweet potato. The harmonious balance of flavours and the velvety texture make Lucuma an exceptional treat for those seeking a unique experience.

Preparation

To enjoy Lucuma, begin by removing the skin and seeds. The soft flesh can be enjoyed as is or incorporated into various culinary delights. Blend Lucuma into smoothies, milkshakes, or ice creams for a luscious and exotic twist. It can also be used as a flavouring agent in cakes, pastries, and desserts, adding a heavenly sweetness to every bite.

Nutritional Value

Lucuma fruit is a good source of fibre, minerals, β-carotene, phenolics and niacin.

Calories per 100 g

140 Kcal

Fat

0.2 g

Carbohydrates

33 g

Fibre

1.1 g

Protein

2.3 g



SHIPPING


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..

RETURNS

Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to info@exoticfruits.co.uk, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or info@exoticfruits.co.uk to cancel your order.

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