Maca Root Imported From USA
Maca Root, also known as Peruvian Ginseng, is a native South American plant found in the Andes and a popular ingredient that’s been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Packed with essential nutrients, our powder is super-convenient to make part of your active lifestyle.
- The maca plant has exploded in popularity in recent years.
- It’s actually a plant native to Peru, and is commonly available in powder form or as a supplement.
- Maca root has traditionally been used to enhance fertility and sex drive.
- It’s also claimed to improve energy and stamina.
What Is Maca?
The maca plant, known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii, is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng.
It mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru, in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes — above 13,000 feet (4,000 meters).
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and therefore related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru (1Trusted Source).
The main edible part of the plant is the root, which grows underground. It exists in several colors, ranging from white to black.
Maca root is generally dried and consumed in powder form, but it’s also available in capsules and as a liquid extract.
The taste of maca root powder, which some people dislike, has been described as earthy and nutty. Many people add it to their smoothies, oatmeal and sweet treats.
It’s worth noting that research on maca is still in its early stages.
Many of the studies are small, done in animals and/or sponsored by companies that produce or sell maca.