Maca powder is ground from the maca plant, which has grown in Peru for thousands of years. Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and therefore related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. Peruvians use ground Maca to make cold and hot drinks, cakes, pies, breads, soups and stews. Maca has a predominantly earthy, nutty taste with hints of malt and caramel. Maca root benefits may include: helping to increase energy, fertility, libido and immunity. Several studies have shown that Maca can enhance mood. Contains flavonoids. Maca is high in several nutrients including over 20 amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and copper.
Botanical Name: Lepidium mayenii