Organic Maca Powder

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Product Description

Our Organic Maca Powder is harvested from a family run farm in Peru.

Organic Maca Powder is an ancient food cultivated in the Andes, it is sometimes referred to as ‘Peruvian Ginseng’.  Organic Maca Powder is an ancient food cultivated in the Andes, it is sometimes referred to as ‘Peruvian Ginseng’.

Maca is ideal for anyone with a busy lifestyle where work, parenting, exercise and stress all deplete the body.  Maca has a rich nutrient content, including B vitamins, calcium, zinc, iron and iodine. Organic Maca Powder is a powerhouse when it comes to nutritional status and is one of the most popular maca varieties.

If Maca is new to you and you don’t know where to begin don’t be put off as it is really easy to use, try this chocolate smoothie bowl recipe to get started.

Maca roots come in a range of colours. The colour doesn’t change the look or taste of the maca powder but signifies different phytonutrients and antioxidants.  Yellow maca powder is ground down from yellow, creamy coloured roots.  All maca types hold unique health benefits based on their specific compounds. We also stock organic red maca and organic black maca.

Organic standards are highly controlled so  you can be sure there are no bulking agents or heating involved in the processing of the powder. You may be surprised to know that despite the different colour of the yelllow  maca root at harvest, the powder is not very different in colour to the other varieties.

Our organic maca powder is raw and goes through a careful and gentle processing system to retain the optimum nutritional content of the root.  It is dried naturally in the sun for 10-15 days and covered at night to avoid frost and rain.  Before it is packed it is put through rigorous testing set by the organic board in Peru.  Once in powder form it is packed in air tight bags and stored in cool dry conditions protected from light and moisture.

One serving (1 teaspoon – 5g) of organic maca is high in fibre, copper and a source of Vitamin C.  Both of these essential nutrients are needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system.

How to take Maca: Start with one teaspoon daily and build up to 3tsp (15g).  Maca is a rich nutrient dense powder, it is advised to increase servings slowly.

Origin: Peru

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

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Nutritional Information

Maca is high in Fibre and Copper and a source of Vitamin C (per 5g serving – 1 teaspoon)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(1 tsp – 5g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 1369kj/327kcal 68kj/16kcal 0.8%
Fat 3.6g 0.2g 0.3%
of which saturates 0.2g 0.01g
Carbohydrate 71.4g 3.57g 1.4%
of which sugars 32.1g 1.60g 1.8%
Fibre 7.1g 0.4g
Protein 14.3g 0.7g 1.4%
Salt 17.9mg 0.89mg 0.01%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(1 tsp – 5g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Vitamin C 285mg 14.25mg 18%
Vitamin B2 0.40mg 0.02mg 1.4%
Vitamin B3 5.7mg 0.28mg 1.8%
Vitamin B6 1.1mg 0.05mg 3.6%
Calcium 250mg 12.50mg 1.6%
Iron 14.8mg 0.74mg 5.3%
Potassium 2000mg 100mg 5%
Copper 6.0mg 0.30mg 30%
Manganese 0.80mg 0.04mg 2%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

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Family Tip:

  1. You can mix maca into porridge for a tasty and nutritious punch to your breakfast.   Simply add a teaspoon per portion after you have taken it off the heat.
  2. We add 1-3tsps to an empty jam jar, add water or juice and then shake it for a mess free instant health drink.
  3. We also like to add a teaspoon of maca to our smoothies as a quick and easy way of getting it into our daily routine.