Maca is a cruciferous root vegetable native to the Peruvian Andes. Maca root was sacred to the Inca people who inhabited modern-day Peru. Inca warriors would consume maca before long journeys and battles to increase their energy, strength, and endurance.
Maca is a root vegetable and a member of the cruciferous family, closely related to cabbage, turnips, broccoli, and many other familiar greens like kale and arugula. Originating over 5,000 years ago in the Peruvian Andes, the Lepidium meyenii (maca) plant was used by ancient Incas to increase physical performance, fight aging, enhance libido and virility, balance hormones and moods, and more.
Sunfood Superfoods Gelantinized Maca roots are sun-dried, gelatinized, and milled to produce fresh batches of maca powder. Gelatinization is an extrusion process that removes starch content, making a more concentrated and easier to digest powder.†
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Serving Size: 90 ct