Common Name: Lucuma
Botanical Name: Pouteria lucuma
Habitat: Tropical and warm temperate South America
General: The tree is fairly drought resistant, and grows to approximately 18 meters. The fruit provides a rich and sweet taste.
Nutritional Information: Lucuma is rich in beta carotene, niacin, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B3. Despite its sweetness, it is low on the glycemic index.