Maca Powder Benefits
Maca powder has been revered for its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. It provides us with a host of important micronutrients and is packed full of antioxidants.
What are the benefits of Maca Powder?
1. Minimally processed
Maca powder is very minimally processed. It is simply dried out and then ground, and is free of artificial additives or preservatives.
2. Great addition to many dishes
With its subtle nutty flavour and soft texture, maca powder is a delicious and nutritious addition to many dishes. Simply add 1 to 2 teaspoons of Organic Maca Powder to your morning smoothie or juice, or add a sprinkle over oatmeal, yoghurt, fresh fruit and acai bowls. Maca powder also works well when added to raw desserts like chia pudding, protein balls or raw slice recipes.
The maca root is considered an ‘adaptogen’, which is a name given to certain plants that help our bodies naturally adapt and deal with stressors such as a busy schedule, demanding job or the flu.
MACA POWDER FACTS
A traditional whole food of the Incans, Maca is a root vegetable from the Brassicas (cruciferous) family. Maca powder is grown and harvested by Indigenous communities in Peruvian Andes, where they have been cultivating and utilising Maca for thousands of years. Maca has a similar appearance to turnips, with roots that range in colour from yellow to purple and black.