The nutritional value of maca root is extremely high which is why it's always been a significant part of Peru's food supply.
The nutritional value of our maca powders are extremely high due to the proprietary gelatinization techniques that our supplier uses to prepare the maca root for your consumption. Nobody in Peru eats raw maca for the same reasons "Westerners" don't eat raw potato. Our techniques ensure that the bio-availability of nutrients in our maca powder is 99.6%. The nutrition of our maca powders is as close to raw nutrition as you can get, without the poor absorption, digestive upset and/or illness that could come with eating raw food.
At a glance: 59% carbohydrates, 10.2% protein, 8.5% fibre, 2.2% lipids.
Essential amino acids: alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histadine, hydroxyproline, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, valine.
Free fatty acids: linolenic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, trace others.
Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, niacin.
Minerals: calcium, copper, iron, iodine, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc.
Just like goji berries, maca is a natural stress and fatigue fighter, otherwise referred to as an adaptogen -a plant-based food source whose unique phytochemical composition promotes good health and healing by supporting our adrenal (stress-handling) system. An under-performing adrenal system can leave us feeling exhausted, prone to recurring illness/infection, coping poorly with stress and anxiety (physically and mentally) which can leave us feeling achy all over and with a general feeling of malaise.
By definition, adaptogens increase/enhance the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal or physiological functioning.