Maca Powder

Short Description

Our maca is grown at high altitudes in Peru, between 12,500-14,400 feet in cold temperatures, with strong winds and plenty of sunlight. Maca is grown without pesticides as both the plant and the environment aren’t suitable for weeds or pests and when mature looks like an off white turnip. In powder form, maca is high in protein, amino acids and other beneficial minerals.

Process

Maca grow in cold environments at high elevations between 12,500-14,400 feet. The plant is starts developing in the fall and extremely resistant to frost, strong winds and the amount of sun it receives until it’s harvested in the late spring. Since the environment is so extreme, most pests and weeds are unable to survive and the maca doesn’t require any herbicides or pesticides. As the maca grows it sprouts long frilly green leaves at the soil surface and develop roots underground. When the maca has matured is resembles an off white turnip and is slightly sweet and bitter in taste. All the harvesting is done manually as it has been for years, with the leaves being left in the fields for livestock and fertilizer while the roots are sundried and can take up to two weeks to reach the desired moisture levels. After the roots have been dried, they are cleaned, ground and sifted into a fine powder.

Use

Maca powder has a malt like flavor and can be used in smoothies, baked goods and more. It’s high in protein, amino acids and other beneficial minerals.

Source

Produced from organically cultivated whole maca root, grown by independent farmers in Peru. Sliced, dried, and milled to a uniform powder, without addition of carriers or flow agents.

Junin Plateau, Peru

VarietyLepidium pervianum
OriginJunin Plateau, Peru

Certifications

Typical nutrition per 100g

calories354
Calories from Fat11.07
Total Fat1.23g
Saturated Fat0.41g
Trans Fat0.01g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium23mg
Potassium1565mg
Total Carbohydrate72.2g
Dietary Fiber22.45g
Total Sugars28.09g
Protein13.51g
Vitamin A0IU
Vitamin C15.1mg
Calcium327mg
Iron7.7mg