lucuma (Pouteria lucuma)

  • This is a subtropical fruit tree native to Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, where it grows high up in valleys in the Andes mountains.
  • "Eggfruit" may refer to the fruit from this tree or to canistel which is related.
  • The fruit from this tree is used to make "lucuma flour" or "lucuma powder".
  • Lucuma powder may be added to raw food ice cream, and other recipes, to give a unique flavour and some additional sweetness.