Organic Gelatinised Maca Powder
Maca is a plant which grows naturally at high-altitude, in the Peruvian Andes. For many centuries it has been a central part of local diets in Peru and Bolivia, where almost every part of the plant is used. Also known as “Peruvian Ginseng”, Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, flourishing in environments often 4000m above sea level. Plants at this harsh altitude have to take in as many nutrients from the ground as possible to survive, hence why Sevenhills Wholefoods source this product for its impressive nutritional content. Our Organic Gelatinised Maca Powder has a ratio of 5:1, so 5kg of raw root is used to produce 1kg of gelatinised Maca Powder.
A complete protein, Maca provides 19 amino acids, 4 different alkaloids, 20 different fatty acids, an abundance of Calcium and an assortment of vitamins including C, E, B1 and B2. In addition to Maca’s antioxidant content, keeping the body’s cells free from oxidative stress damage, the Root Powder also has been known to keep our skin, nervous and immune systems, and psychological function healthy, as well as helping to keep tiredness and fatigue at bay. Maca has a high starch content, which some regard as an inhibitor to digestion of the product. For this reason we offer this gelatinised powder. Gelatinisation is a process of gentle hydration and heating which breaks down the starch molecules, promoting its easier digestion and bio-availability of other nutrients in Maca. The result is a product formed into a different and more digestible state, whose nutrition is easy to absorb. We recommend adding 1 teaspoon of powder to milk, juice or smoothies, or alternatively sprinkle on to food within a healthy, balanced diet.
100% Organic Gelatinised Maca powder. No colours, binders, fillers or preservatives added. Certified organic by the Soil Association and registered by the Vegan society. This product does not contain any substances causing allergies (Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination.
**N.B. WE MAY USE COMBINATIONS OF OUR SMALLER POUCHES SIZES TO FULFIL ORDERS OF LARGER POUCH SIZES.**