Maca Powder comes from the Maca plant which is native to Peru. It is a cruciferous vegetable from the carrot, radish and parsnip family. It has been cultivated and used by the Peruvians for several thousand years, both as a foodstuff and also for its medicinal properties. Maca contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all the essential amino acids. Maca is an adaptogen so it "adapts" to your body's metabolism and can help you achieve your optimal level of health and energy.
This Maca is of the highest quality, grown in Peru without the use of any pesticides or herbicides. The highest quality maca root tubers are carefully selected and using a careful drying and grinding process, the fine flour/powder is obtained. This ensures the maca retains all its potency and is easy to use. Maca flour doesn't contain any type of preservative, colouring or flavouring. It is 100% natural.
Maca can be sprinkled over cereal, porridge or muesli, mixed into yoghurt (with a touch of honey). Try stirring it into soups, sprinkled on salads, or added to salad dressings. Alternatively, mix into to hot or cold drinks, fruit juices, warm milk & honey. It’s great used in smoothies with bananas, rice milk, cacao nibs and goji berries. Maca is considered a food and therefore has no set dosages. As a guide, 1-3 teaspoons a day is recommended, however it can also be taken in higher doses such as a heaped tablespoon or two each day. For those new to Maca, it is recommended to start with smaller doses and increase gradually.
Gelatinized maca is maca that has had the starch removed. Maca without starch present is more assimiable making it easier for the body to digest and absorb and is easier, therefore, on the stomach and digestion. The term gelatinized simply refers to the special process whereby the starch is removed and does not mean the maca contains gelatin. Gelatinized maca powder can be used in exactly the same way as non-gelatinized maca powder. It is a slightly darker creamy brown colour and not quite as finely powdered as ordinary maca as it is more concentrated (so you get more from less). As it is more concentrated and pure it is faster acting and dissolves more quickly than other maca. The taste is not quite as strong as ordinary maca as it is less bitter and therefore mixes well into many recipes. The special gelatinization process makes it the most assimiable and nutritiously dense type of maca. Furthermore, as it a purer and more concentrated form of maca, you get more from less offering great value.
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Maca Powder Gelatinized - 250g
- Brand: The Happy Health Company
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