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In addition to adding flavor, Lucuma can also reduce the need for the use of sweeteners. It is interesting that it has a low glycemic index and thus its impact on blood sugar levels is lower than that of conventional sweeteners.

Lucuma has been used for centuries not only for its effects in the body, but also for its anti- inflammatory effect on the skin. Lucuma can also be applied directly to the skin for treatment of abrasions.

The University of New Jersey (US) found in a 2012 study that with regular consumption of Lucuma, an anti-aging effect is achieved, reflected by a more radiant complexion and reduced wrinkles. However, these applications have been researched very little and Lucuma is consumed mainly because of its outstanding flavor.

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