This organic super food delivers a beneficial amount of plant-based protein. A number of important fatty acids and essential amino acids (of which 18 out of 20 are present) are also present. Maca also contains energy boosting and immune revitalising Vitamins B1, 2, and 3, along with small quantities of C, E, and B6.
Maca is a root vegetable similar in appearance to sweet potato. Like Sweet Potato, it comes in a few different colour varieties (but once it is grounded they all look more or less the same).
Maca root is available in Yellow, Red and Black and each colour appears to have slightly different strengths in terms of the benefits it provides:
Start with one teaspoon and work up to two teaspoons (3.5 grams) gradually. Add to your favourite smoothie, juice or a glass of water.
Our Maca is grown at 4200m above sea level in Junin, Peru. We purchase direct from the indigenous farmers who have been growing Maca in that region since before recorded time. The farmers sun dry the Maca and then ground into a fine powder, at no point are any fillers or additives used. It is guaranteed premium quality and comes to you certified organic so you know it is free of pesticides, herbicides and radiation.
Please be careful who you buy your Maca from. A lot of Peruvian Maca is now being shipped from China and the quality may be compromised. Our Maca is guaranteed to come direct from the growers in Peru.
The ancient Incans used maca root as far back as two thousand years ago, when it was revered not only as a staple crop, but as a potent medicinal herb. Folktales about this high nutrient food describe how Incan warriors consumed large quantities of the product before going into battle to increase energy and strength.