Organic Maca Root
Organic and Gelatinized Maca Root (Lepidium peruvianum G. Chacón)
Maca Root is an herbaceous plant native to the high Andean Mountains of Peru and Bolivia . It is one of the only food plants in the world able to thrive at such a high altitude. It is a potent ancient Peruvian superfood used by indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years.
Our Maca is found only in the central highlands of Peru, mainly on the Junin plateau between 3,800 to 4,400 m.a.s.l., where altitude, low temperatures and strong winds limit other crops. Domestication of this plant appears to have started at least 2,000 years ago. SelvaBio has its maca fields associated with small organic farmers on this plateau.
The Maca Root is unique in that it affects Men and Women differently
Maca is rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and Niacin. Also It provides plenty of calcium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and amino acids.
Maca raises energy levels, and combats physical and mental fatigue and stress. It strengthens the immune system, stimulates the endocrine system, balances the diet avoiding malnutrition, increases endurance in athletes promoting mental clarity, improves concentration and focus: in a word, it stimulates every system.
Peruvian Maca roots grow in 3 basic color group:
White to yellow roots are made into Yellow Maca powder (60% of the annual harvest)
Light pink to dark purple roots are made into Red Maca powder (25% of the annual harvest)
Light gray to dark gray roots are made into Black Maca powder (15% of the annual harvest)
Our Organic Maca Root Powder Gelatinized is:
Transported by Plane
Grown traditionally with respect for the land - in Junín in Peru
Freshly harvested, carefully processed and packaged immediately as Black Maca Root, Red Maca, Triple Maca or Premium Maca Root products.
Contains 100% Organic Maca Root
The 2 major advantages of using Gelatinized Maca are: Easier digestion - because the starch is mostly dissolved Gelatinized Maca is easier on the stomach. More concentrated nutrients - the absence of starch means that gram for gram, Gelatinized Maca is more concentrated than Raw Maca powder.
If you have a generally sensitive stomach or any other issue with digestion, then Gelatinized Maca is the best choice you can make.The reason is simple, while Raw Maca can cause temporary symptoms like bloating, gas or upset stomach (in about 5% of people), the gelatinized powder simply will not do so.
It takes 4 kg of raw roots to make 1 kg of Gelatinized Maca powder Some activated nutrients – heating the Maca roots amplifies some nutrients, including metabolites and minerals.
How to take maca?
We highly recommend adding Maca Root powder to smoothies, natural juices, shakes, muesli, yogurt, coffee, soups, stews, or add to your baking
Usage: Adults 1-2 tablespoons per day; Children 1 teaspoon per day.