Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenni Walp
Root of empowerment from the Incas
In the Andean Mountains of Bolivia and Peru resides a magnificent plant that has been used for thousands of years. Archaeological sites have discovered primitive cultivations of Maca dating back to 1600 B.C.E. Domesticated and prized by the Incas 2,000 years ago, Maca powder helps increase energy, stamina, balance and nurture the body. It is also well known to increase libido.
This ancient super food is loaded with fibre, nutritious vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, including vitamins B1, B2, B, C, D, E, potassium, iron, magnesium copper, selenium, phosphorous and calcium. Maca root contains nearly sixty phytochemicals including glucosinolates and macamides that promote optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands.
Maca powder can be used in smoothies, in baked goods or added to hot and cold drinks. Maca is a a sought-after ingredient in gluten-free baking by adding a a delicious taste while contributing with all its nutritious qualities.
Product of Peru