What is Maca?
The Maca root grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in this area for more than 3,000 years. It's a relative of the radish and has an odor and flavor similar to butterscotch. Maca is also a cruciferous vegetable and therefore is related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. It resembles a turnip, but is grown at higher elevations - above 13,000 feet. The Maca plant is a root, which is where plants store most of their nutrients, and has been used to make medicines for thousands of years.
Maca typically comes in one of three colors: black (which can appear to have a deep purplish hue), red, or yellow. The flavor has an earthy, or nutty taste to it, with some light sweet notes to it. To make the powder, the root is ground up and dried.
Health Benefits of Maca Root Powder
Maca's popularity has been on the rise in recent years due to the discovery that it is power-packed with a multitude of healthy nutrients. Maca root contains Vitamin C (which boosts immunity), copper (vital for red blood cell production), potassium (for heart health), iron (to carry oxygen around the body) and manganese as well as critical chemical compounds such as fatty acids, amino acids, and B6 (which helps protect neurons in the brain and balance mood). In addition, it contains roughly 39 milligrams per tablespoon of bone-building calcium. It truly is a nutrient dense superfood!
Maca root is a good source of carbs, is low in fat and contains a fair amount of fiber. It also contains various plant compounds including glucosinolates and polyphenols. According to Healthline, Maca Root Powder has been shown to have a positive impact on increasing libido in both men and women, can improve your mood, may boost energy, and may improve learning and memory. Here are some of the health benefits Maca Root Powder may provide:
Are you wondering how you can utilize this amazing ingredient in your products? As a nutrient-dense superfood, Maca Root Powder's healthy nutrients can enhance the health benefits of many foods and beverages, helping you to create some amazing functional foods. Combined with our Organic Wildflower Honey or other natural sweeteners, Maca Root Powder can provide your products with a powerful set of healthy ingredients and ensure a clean label in the process. The powder is water soluble and easily added to beverages too. You can add Organic Maca Root Powder to enhance the following products:
- Superfood Mixes, Protein Mixes, & Smoothies
- Snack Bars, Paleo Bars & Granola Bites
- Fruit Snacks, Fruit Rollups, & Gummies
- Juices, Sports Drinks, & Healthy Carbonated Drinks
- Coffees & Teas
- Vitamin Capsules, Tablets & Gummies
- So much more!
|Biological Source:||Lepidium meyenii|
|Flavor Profile:||Maca Root Powder flavor has an earthy, or nutty taste to it, with some light sweet notes to it - with a touch of butterscotch.
|Certifications:||USDA Organic, Europe Organic|
Why Organic Is Important
Our Maca Root Powder is certified Organic by the U.S. certifying bodies. The only way to ensure your Maca Powder is guaranteed to be free of pesticides, antibiotics, and other harmful chemicals is to purchase Organic Maca. Doing so demonstrates your commitment to creating products with only the healthiest ingredients and ensures your products enjoy a distinct advantage in the marketplace.
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Packaging & Shipping Options
We can package your Maca Root Powder by the carton, pail, or drum which can be delivered as individual units, combined on a pallet, in a half truckload (8 pallets), or in a full truckload (FTL) (16 pallets). Please let us know how you need to receive your Maca Powder!
Please call for pricing and let us know the quantity you require, packaging method you prefer, and frequency of ordering you desire. We can meet almost any need!