Maca is a root vegetable and member of the cruciferous family of plants that includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips and radishes. Maca grows both wild and cultivated in central Peru in the high elevation plateau region of the Andes mountains. Peruvian people have been cultivating this crop in this harsh cold climate for more than 3000 years and used as a staple food in their diet. Maca is eaten baked, boiled and mashed, used in soups, and made into a fermented drink called maca chichi.
GY MACA Powder originates from the Junin Plateau high in the Peruvian Andes Mountains of South America. Today, the Quechua people continue to grow this superfood at its natural altitude as high as 14,000 feet, making maca the highest-altitude crop on Earth. The character and properties of maca have been developed by the extreme conditions under which it grows, thriving in the intense sunlight and thin atmospheric conditions.
Our maca is low temperature processed and certified USDA Organic, EU Europe, JAS Japan and KUI Peru Kosher.
Maca has an earthy taste that is slightly nutty with a hint of butterscotch. Maca is also a great emulsifier and can be used to draw fats/oils together with starches/sugars in any recipe.
Suggested Usage: Try eating maca in smoothies and creative chocolate concoctions, power balls or adding it to coffee, elixirs, water, juice, and nut & seed mylks. Maca can also be added into flour for dessert recipes. Start with 1-2 tsp. and work up to 1-2 TBS daily. Use common sense caution when introducing ANY new food into your diet working your way up to larger amounts.
Ingredients: Maca (Lepidium meyenii)