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Maca Powder
Maca Powder
Organic raw Maca Powder.

Certified Organic by the Soil Association.
Nutritional Elements:

Rainforest Foods Maca Powder contributes to the following health benefits:

  • Energy and Anti-Fatigue
  • ✔ reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • ✔ energy-yielding metabolism
  • Hair, Skin and Nails
  • ✔ improvement of skin health
  • ✔ normal hair & skin pigmentation
  • Bones, Teeth and Muscles
  • ✔ maintenance of bones & teeth
  • ✔ normal muscle function
  • Blood, Heart and Cardiovascular Health
  • ✔ oxygen transport in the body
  • ✔ maintenance of normal blood pressure
  • The Story:
    Grown high in the Peruvian Andes, Maca is a plant held in high regard by people living in its native territory. It is garnering a worldwide reputation thanks to the huge array of nutrients it provides. Rainforest Foods Maca Powder is popular with customers of all ages, including athletes in training.

    Maca, or Lepidium meyenii, originates from a plant found in high-altitude areas of the Peruvian Andes. For 2000 years it has been an important element of the local diet in Peru and Bolivia. In Peru, Maca is cooked and used in food preparation. Almost every part of the plant is utilised. The roots of Maca are boiled into a sweet liquid or porridge, they are fermented into a beer, and the leaves are often eaten raw. During the Spanish colonisation period, Maca was so prized that it was used as a form of currency. Legend also reports it being used by the Incas to increase their strength prior to battle. Rainforest Foods Maca has been grown organically in Peru at an altitude of over 4000m.

    Maca has a high nutritional content. The young root of the Maca plant contains a large number of naturally-occurring phytochemicals. Maca also contains the Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, Linolenic and Oleic acid, and its protein is composed of 19 amino acids. These include 7 of the 8 essential amino acids – those we require in our diets yet cannot make for ourself and have to acquire from our food.