Maca Powder - Raw (Organic)
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Maca powder is an versatile and exceptionally nutrient-dense food extract made from the root of the Peruvian maca, which has been cultivated in Peru for thousands of years.
Its benefits have long been treasured – considered by some to be a powerful adaptogen (a natural substance that many believe can help the body adapt to stress).
Thanks to its impressive nutrient content, unique flavour and handy versatility, maca powder is rapidly becoming a much sought-after item on our nation’s weekly shopping list. But what is maca powder and where exactly does this exotic-sounding ingredient come from? Well, to answer the question, it’s first necessary to travel to the other side of the world, to the fascinating continent of South America.
It is a natural, nutrient-dense food extract made from the root of the Lepidium Meyenii – a tuber crop that’s native to the high Andes of Peru. The root, which is somewhat similar in appearance to a small turnip or radish, is the most prized part of the maca, a hardy plant that flourishes at extreme altitudes and is thus especially suited to organic cultivation.
Maca powder is prepared by drying this special root at low temperatures (in order to preserve an optimal number of its naturally occurring nutrients) and then grinding into a fine powder. As a completely natural powder the colour of maca can vary considerably - from white and yellow to red, purple and even black.
Maca Powder Benefits
- Maca powder contains a wealth of beneficial nutrients, including vitamins (B1, B2, C& E), minerals, complex alkaloids, fatty acids and sterols.
- Is certified organic by "Organic Farmers & Growers", the UK’s leading government accredited organic certification body
- Has been dried and processed at low temperatures in order to preserve an optimum number of its naturally occurring nutrients
- Is totally pure and free from fillers or any other artificial additives
- Is also suitable for those following a vegetarian, vegan or raw food diet
How To Use Maca Powder
Try stirring maca powder into raw food recipes for for spectacular results every time! Try it in particular with raw chocolate, they are a accompany each other perfectly!
Maca Powder Recipe - Maca Warrior Smoothie
1 organic banana
1 tbsp. of raw almond butter
1 tbsp. of organic maca powder
1 cup of raw almond milk (preferably homemade)
Like all smoothie recipes, they are super easy to make and are a great hit of energy to keep you going!
Start with half a banana and put into your blender. Add to it 1 tablespoon of almond butter, 1 tablespoon of maca powder and finally the almond milk.
Blend everything together. If it is too thick for your preference add more almond milk.
Maca Powder Facts
- Known locally as the 'Aphrodisiac of the Andes’, maca powder is also often referred to by its Spanish and Quechua names of maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, and ayak willku.
- Maca was often supplied to Inca warriors prior to battle to increase their energy and strength
- Shamans from the Andes believe that eating maca powder invokes the reincarnation of spirits
Maca Powder Nutritional Information
This is the same, great Maca Powder from Detox Your World, but now in a brand new Superfoodies bag!
Sourced from the experts at Detox Your World since 2000, our Maca Powder will always be -
- Certified organic and raw
- Only come from a sustainable and ethical suppliers
- Always honestly and clearly display the origins
- Transparent about the composition and preparation
- Completely free from artificial additives, refined sugars and other nasties
Maca Powder Summary
Do not buy maca powder if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients found in cruciferous crops. Always read the product information before choosing to eat maca.
Smoothies, juices, protein drinks and shakes
1 to 2 tablespoons (8 to 16 grams) daily.
Known side effects
This product has not been audited or verified by monitoring regulatory authorities. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and / or disorders. Under UK law only a medical doctor may 'treat' illness and disease with a medical origin. The information in this web page is for information purposes only.