Lucuma Peel / Skin

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Lucuma Peel / Skin described in ORAC units is: 816 μ mol TE/100g.


The most common form this fruit is consumed is as dried lucuma powder. That's too bad, because the skin or peel of the fruit - which is customarily not eaten - contains over 10x the amount of antioxidants as the lucuma flesh or pulp.

ORAC Source

Glaucia M. Pastore, College of Food Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil Processing and Antioxidant Retention in Tropical Fruits and Vegetables. Presentation. PDF 2009