Vitamin C Boost / High in Antioxidants / Great Source of Calcim / Uplifts Your Mood
Lucuma Powder is a raw, organic sweetener with a strong fragrance and a full-bodied creamy texture that imparts a subtle maple flavor.
Lucuma is an exotic Peruvian fruit once known as the "Gold of the Incas" and is the "egg-fruit" of Peru. The round or ovaloid fruits are green, with a bright yellow flesh that is often fibrous. It has been honored spiritually and in the culinary fashion since ancient times. Within the Peruvian culture, lucuma is often part of celebrations and banquet settings because of its distinct and fragrant flavor. Although it grows in other tropical regions, fruits grown in the Peruvian highlands are considered to be of superior flavor, and are culturally revered.
The Nutritional Value of Lucuma
Lucuma is low in acid and contains an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, especially B3, and minerals.
It is especially abundant in beta-carotene, niacin, and iron with significant amounts of calcium and phosphorus.
What Is Baobob Powder?
Baobab fruit powder forms naturally inside the hard-shelled fruit of the African baobab tree: Adansonia Digitata L.
African people have treasured the baobab tree and its fruit for thousands of years calling it “The Tree of Life”.
Inside the coconut-sized shell, the fruit powder dehydrates naturally without the need for processing like heat extraction or freeze-drying. The powder is pale in color and has a unique tangy taste described as “caramel pear and vanilla with subtle tones of grapefruit”.
Baobob Powder: Rich In Antioxidants
Baobab fruit powder is reported to have an ORAC value equivalent to goji berries, more than double the figures reported for pomegranates and
cranberries, and more than three times the reported figure for blueberries!
Baobob Powder: A Nutritional Superfood
Baobob is packed with nutritional power. Look how it stacks up, ounce per ounce, to some other foods you might be eating! Baobob contains:
- More calcium than milk
- More iron than red meat
- More potassium than a banana
- More magnesium and calcium than spinach
- Three times the Vitamin C of an orange
Baobob: High In Dietary Fiber
It is important to maintain adequate levels of dietary fiber in the diet for many reasons. Baobab is reported to have pectin content of about 56.2 g/
The pectin in baobab could also have a role in formulations as a gelling, thickening agent or stabilizer.
Our Mesquite powder is ground from the seed pods of the mesquite plant, also known as Algorroba (Prosopis juliflora), a leguminous plant found in arid areas around the world, including parts of South America and the
The Traditional Use of Mesquite
Mesquite seed pods have long been used in desert areas as a food source by the indigenous peoples, who traditionally ground them into a powder to be used as a flour or processed them into a sweetener, a sweet beverage, or a fermented alcoholic drink. For thousands of years, Native Americans in the Southwest and Mexico relied on mesquite as a food staple. Today, mesquite powder is a versatile food with a high nutritional and flavor value.
The Nutritional Value of Mesquite
Because mesquite powder is ground from the entire pod, including the seed, it is high in:
- Protein (11-17%)
- Dietary fiber !
Mesquite's sugar is in the form of fructose, which does not require insulin for metabolism. With a glycemic index of 25 and a high percentage (25%) of dietary fiber, it digests more slowly than many grains, preventing sharp rises and falls in blood sugar.
Organic Raw Ground Vanilla Beans
The Vanilla Planifolia, or Vanilla Orchid, is grown on the islands of the South Pacific, where the Vanilla “bean” is harvest from the flower by hand. After curing in the sun for days, the vanilla is ground into a fine powder and packaged in a Certified Organic facility.
This Dark Tahitian Vanilla will enhance the taste of almost any food. For more than 6 centuries, natural vanilla has provided spectacular flavoring and aroma to foods and beverages.
Grown on the islands of the South Pacific
- Harvested by hand and sun-cured
- Enhances the taste of almost any food
- A potent antioxidant
Our Chaga Extract Powder is a concentrated hot-water extract of the sclerotium of wild Siberian Chaga, at no less than 30% polysaccharide content and 5% betulinic acid.