Description: Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit with a rich maple-like flavor. It is an excellent source of beta-carotene, niacin, and iron. It is very difficult to find fresh outside of Peru, though is available dried and in powder form in the US.

What to look for: Organic, pure, uncut Lacuma powder.

Uses: Use in smoothies, energy drinks, nut milks, yogurt, baby food, and a wide range of desserts. It can even be used as a partial flour replacement in cooked and raw pies, cakes, pastries, and food bars.

Where to find: Specialty Health Food Store, online resources.

Avoid: Inorganic.