Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina and as a libido-fertility herb goes back more than 500 years, and today it is gaining worldwide attention for its effectiveness. 16 ounce bag
Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” that grows in the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas.
This plant has been credited with many healthful effects, including:
Maca is a powerful adaptogen that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms and is now being prescribed by many health practitioners as a safe, effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina and as a libido-fertility herb goes back more than 500 years, and today it is gaining worldwide attention for its effectiveness.
From a nutritional standpoint, maca is rich in sugar, proteins, starches, and important minerals, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. It also contains numerous trace minerals (including iodine), B vitamins, linoleic and oleic oils (essential fatty acids), and 18 amino acids, including 7 of the 9 essential amino acids.
As a food, the dried root is sweet and spicy, and is considered a delicacy. When boiled in water, maca is sweeter than cocoa; when roasted, it tastes like butterscotch. It can be used to make jams, puddings, broths, and juices. The dried powder has a unique flavor that blends especially well with teas.
Our raw, organic Maca powder has a lovely vanilla-like aroma, and a slightly nutty flavor. It comes from the yellow (also known as cream) variety of maca.
Many people use maca as a daily tonic added to their super green drink or smoothie, or just plain in water. Add it to your favorite food bar recipe for an extra energy boost.
Our organic maca is made up of roots dried at low temperatures and then ground into a powder.
Great for men and women in terms of increasing vitality and helping in the fertility department. Mix this w/cacao powder, a dash of cinnamon and honey, and almond milk as the base and you have a great mini smoothy which is super healthy!!
*the combo of cacao and maca work in synergistic properties- a one, two punch if you will* (Posted on 11/15/12)