As a fruit, lucuma has been described as having the taste of sweet potatoes, maple syrup, caramel, butterscotch, and even chocolate. When dried and powdered, it takes on a gentle blend of flavors reminiscent of ripe apricots and goji berries. Unlike other sugar alternatives, its flavor is consistent and has no unpleasant aftertaste.
Lucuma powder has a very fine texture – almost like flour – and dissolves easily in liquids. It's perfect for beverages like coffee and tea, smoothies and other blended drinks. Its subtle sweetness works well with desserts and recipes that call for a light, delicate taste.