We just started using this product called Lucuma, and we are enjoying it supremely! We add it to our raw 'ice cream', and our raw applesauce, and to chia pudding.
Read about lucuma here or check it out at UpayaNaturals. Just do a 'search' on Lucuma.
It'll tell you things like:
~ pronounced Loo- Ku- Mah
~Lucuma flavored ice cream is even more popular than vanilla or chocolate ice cream in Peru!
~a dried powder which is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals--including remarkable concentrations of beta-carotene, niacin and iron. Lucuma contains vitamin B1,B2, C. Iron, Fibre, and phosphorous.
~Lucuma is low in acid, low in sugar
~One tree can produce as many as five hundred fruits during a year and lucuma literally becomes the tree of life when field crops are out of season or damaged by drought.
Give it a try. We did, and we love it. We use it in some places where we otherwise might have used cacao.
Question for You: Do you use a raw food that isn't well known, that you could share with us?