About Maca Powder Organic
This superfood has been grown and used in South America for centuries and is slowly gaining popularity all over. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a finicky root, similar to a turnip or radish mainly growing in the Andes of central Peru, in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes — above 13,000 feet (4,000 meters). There are four varieties of maca root cultivated identified by their colors – cream-yellow, half purple, purple, and black. We sell the cream-yellow variety due to its availability and enhanced sweetness. This maca root has an earthy, nutty, butterscotch-like taste.
Our Organic Raw Peruvian Maca Root powder is a nutritional powerhouse with between 10-15%, protein, 16 minerals, 7 vitamins and 19 amino acids in composition with a rich assortment of plant tannins, saponins and alkaloids, isothiocynates and glucosinates. As an adaptogen, maca powder can help the body cope with various stresses and can help with weight loss, hormone imbalances, and sleep problems.
Maca can also be used to boost energy, mood, and even memory. Add maca powder to snacks or hot drinks for an energy boost which can gently make you feel more awake and focused, without any jitters or crash. It could even help with energy and stamina – useful as part of your pre-workout snack if your training session requires endurance.
Storage and shelf life
Store your maca powder on the counter at room temperature. We recommend a glass, air-tight container to store up to one-year. The shelf life can be extended beyond two years if you store it in the freezer.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Energy 325 kcal / 1361 kJ
Total Carbohydrate 71.4g
Dietary Fiber 7.1g
Total Fat 3.6 g
How to use
An optimal dose for maca root hasn’t been firmly established, but most studies that evaluate maca powder’s health benefits use a dosage between 1.5 to 5 grams per day.
Combine 1 teaspoon (~5g) of maca to your favorite smoothie recipes. Or add one serving to your favorite Bare Blends protein blend to make for an extra energy boost.
Maca root can also be used to make beverages. For a different twist on a Maca root beverage, try making a warm Maca Matcha Latte. Made with Maca Powder, matcha powder, water, milk, and a bit of sugar if you want.
Maca poweder can be used to make granola bars for a delicious breakfast-on-the-go or an energy-filled snack any time of day.
Other interesting information
Adaptogenic Herbs: Nature’s Solution To Stress. Chiro.org. https://chiro.org/nutrition/FULL/Adaptogenic_Herbs.shtml
A pilot investigation into the effect of maca supplementation on physical activity and sexual desire in sportsmen. PubMed.gov. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19781622/
Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a Plant from the Peruvian Highlands. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3184420/#:~:text=Maca%20has%20been%20used%20for,these%20potentials%20is%20of%20interest.