- USDA Certified Organic raw Maca root
- Also known as ´Peruvian ginseng´
- High nutritional content
- Supports physical and mental performance
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root vegetable that is grown at altitudes of over 10,000 feet above sea level in the harsh terrain of the Peruvian Andes. At this altitude, the temperature can oscillate between 20 and 25 degrees below zero there is little oxygen and often intense sunlight but the soil is extremely rich in minerals which accounts for the high levels of trace minerals in the root.
In traditional Andean culture, Maca root is valued for its high nutritional content. It is packed with vitamins, plant sterols, essential minerals, proteins in the form of polypeptides and amino acids (including significant amounts of arginine, histidine, serine, glycine, valine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, and threonine), and fatty acids (including linolenic, palmitic, and oleic acids). In addition to its extensive nutritional profile, it contains alkaloids, tannins and saponins.
Regarded as an adaptogen and superfood, Maca is also known as ˜Peruvian ginseng for its similarity to Asiatic ginseng in supporting physical and mental performance. It has been used for centuries in the Andes to enhance fertility, and to increase energy and stamina.
1 level teaspoon (approx. 3g) per day. Can be mixed with water but is best added to porridge, nutrition shakes or juices.
It can also be used toasted or in cooking, baking etc. The cooking process helps to break down the starch content.
Pure powdered Raw Maca root (Lepedium Meyenii).
The maca root used in Rio Amazon Maca Powder is a blend of purple, red and yellow.
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Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
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