Organic Maca Root, Powder (Lepidium meyenii)

Organic Maca Root, Powder (Lepidium meyenii)

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Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenii
Common Names: Peruvian Maca, Macca, Peruvian Ginseng
Origin: Peru

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a fleshy, rectangular root vegetable that can vary in color from red, to yellow, to black. Native to the high-altitude Andean Mountains of Peru, this cruciferous vegetable has adapted to harsh weather conditions and survived where little else can grow. A staple food for the native people inhabiting these lands, the root is considered a delicacy in Peru today. Maca is surrounded by folklore which has only served to increase it reverence throughout its native lands.

Maca root powder is typically used as a flour to make cookies, flan, smoothies, and porridge. The root has even been used to brew a unique, local Peruvian beer. Although maca root is often employed in culinary applications, it also has a rich tradition of use as a panacea and is referred to as Peruvian ginseng. Maca is highly appreciated for its adaptogenic and nutritious properties. Maca Root Powder is high in protein, dietary fiber, many important minerals, and amino acids (containing 19 different amino acids). The root was introduced to North America, Europe, and Japan in the late 1990’s and it has remained a popular botanical since.

*NOTE: The information above has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is for educational purposes only. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Due to FDA regulations, Grassroots Herb Supply, LLC is unable to provide dosage information or any medical advice regarding this product. Please consult with a licensed healthcare professional for more information.

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