It is a native fruit of the Peruvian Andean region. It grows at elevations of between 2,700 and 3,000 meters above sea level. According to historians, natives´ consumption of lucuma pre-dates the Inca Empire. This delicious fruit is rich in niacin (Vitamin B3), which helps to stimulate the nervous system. It is also rich in fiber, iron, zinc, calcium and beta carotene, and an excellent source of carbohydrates, making it a high energy food.