pouteria lucuma

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Originally from tropics like South America and Vietnam, people are starting to grow it elsewhere. Closely related to Canistel. Nutritious fruit (green outside, bright yellow inside) has dry texture of hard boiled egg-yolk, with a caramel-maple/sweet potato flavor. High in Caotenes and B vitamins. Very popular ice cream flavoring, now used in raw food smoothies. Used for anti-aging skin repair, anti-oxidant, minerals, niacin, iron, calcium, protein, sugar replacement (without raising blood sugar levels),
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Original Contribution: Wound-healing properties of nut oil from Pouteria lucuma. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Las especies mas representativas en el ultimo censo fueron: Alfaroa colombiana (11.19% del total de los individuos), Croton smithianus (3.97%), Chrysochlamys colombiana (2.71%), Calophyllum brasiliense (2.11%), Pouteria lucuma (2.05%) y Ocotea costulata (2.04%).
Limon Fagara microcarpa Tachuelo X Ruta graveolens Ruda Zanthoxylum culantrillo Tachuelo X Zanthoxylum quinduense Tachuelo X Sabiaceae Meliosma bogotana Calabacillo Sapindaceae Billia rosea Cariseco, maiz tostado, manzano de monte, pepaguarra, rayo Sapindus saponaria Chambimbe Sapotaceae Pouteria lucuma Maco Salicaceae Salix viminalis Mimbre chileno, X yare, pitigua.
Las frutas seleccionadas fueron: pitaya rosada (Hylocereus undatus), zarzamora (Rubus robusta), suburron o capuli (Physalisperuviana), lucuma (Pouteria lucuma) y chirimoya (Anona cherimollia).
Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma or Lucuma ovata): Lucuma is another fascinating fruit from Peru that maintains both a rich tradition as a delicious fruit and as a source of nutrients.