Live Superfoods Gelatinized Maca Powder, Organic, 12 oz
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Our organic, gelatinized Maca powder has had its starch removed, making it more concentrated, digestible, and bioavailable. Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina goes back more than 500 years, and today it is gaining worldwide attention for its effectiveness. Gelatinized maca is more concentrated and easier to digest as the naturally occuring starches have been removed from the maca root. 12 oz in resealable package.
Live Superfoods Raw, Organic Maca Power, Red Maca Powder, and Black Maca Powder are also available.
Organic Gelatinized Maca Powder
What is Maca Root?
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.
Health Benefits of Maca Root Powder
This plant has been credited with many healthful effects, including:
- Increasing energy, stamina and endurance
- Enhancing libido
- Supporting the immune system and adrenal function
- Reducing chronic fatigue
- Regulating and supporting the endocrine system
Maca root is a powerful adaptogen that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms. It's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina, and as a libido-supporting 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.
Additional benefits of Gelatinized Maca:
The process of gelatinizing maca powder removes the starches naturally found in the plant. This process makes the gelatinized maca powder more:
- Easier to digest
- Easier to absorb into water or juices
Maca root powder has a lovely aroma similar to vanilla. Maca is a root vegetable, and the flavor can range from malty to nutty. Some people even describe maca as tasting sweet and butterscotch-like.
Who can benefit from Gelatinized Maca?
- Gelatinized Maca is best for those with sensitive stomachs
What does Maca taste like?
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.
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.
12 oz/340g in resealable package.
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