How have I never heard of lucuma powder until today? I was at Whole Foods looking at the “superfoods” section (namely the mulberries), and this powder I’d never heard of, marked “alternative sweetener” caught my eye.
After buying a bag of and doing some research, I’m happy to learn that the powder is made from whole fruit dried at a low temperature, so it would appear it might be a perfect addition to the fruitcake pantry! This is an exciting discovery. I’m looking forward to trying it out in a recipe as soon as possible. Given that the fruit’s flesh is described as rather dry, I’m hoping that it will work well in cakes.
For more information on lucuma & lucuma powder, see this article.