Lucuma is the fruit of Pouteria lucuma, an evergreen tree that thrives in the Andean region of South America.
It has long been a part of local diets, where it is prized for its flavour.
However, it is also notably rich as a source of nutrition.
It contains a good range of the carotene antioxidants and a wide spectrum of B vitamins.
It is also rich in dietary fibre, which makes up 15% of its volume.