More about Maca (Lepidium Meyenii)
Maca is a small root vegetable from the Maca plant that grows at altitudes over 3500 metres. Traditionally integrated in the nutrition of natives, the root has evolved into a modern day “superfood”.
Maca has a rich malty flavour that combines well with cacao, another “superfood”. A complete protein, it provides 19 amino acids, 4 different alkaloids, 20 different fatty acids, an abundance of calcium and an assortment of vitamins including C, E, B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin).
Maca roots are cultivated on a 5 year rotational method without the use of pesticides. After selecting by hand best quality roots, they clean them in natural water. Once dry they grind the root is into a fine powder and package it.
Lepidium Meyenii is a root vegetable or tuber from the Mustard family. It grows in the mountains at altitudes of 3,000 meters, making it the highest cultivated plant in the world. Native Peruvians have used the roots since before the times of the Incas for nutritional and medicinal properties. This herb is a valued food that contains significant amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates, steroid glycosides, and minerals. There is evidence that Superfood Maca helps to maintain sexual performance and energy. Furthermore it supports physical and mental performance and well-being.
Nutritional Value Maca
Per 100 gr: Energy 1376 KJ / 327 kcal; Protein 12 gr; Fat 0,9 gr; Of which saturated fat 0,2 gr; Carbohydrates 57 gr; Fibre 22 gr; Sodium 1640 mg
We hereby certify that Maca powder we sell does not contain any substances causing allergies or intolerances as ingredients or by possibility of cross contamination. The list of allergens which are likely to cause adverse reactions in susceptible individuals is provided in Annex IIIa of Directive 2007/68/EC. Please note that this statement is based on the information provided by the manufacturer of the product.