This pouch contains 300g of Organic Maca Root Powder.
This product is Vegan Society certified, Soil Association Organic Certified and for every pack sold Rainforest Foods will donate funds to Rainforest Concern to purchase one square meter of cloud forest to expand the Neblina Reserve in Ecuador.
Maca is a plant grown in the Peruvian Andes over 4000m above sea level. Its root and hypocotyl – the bulbous stem below the leafy growth – have for centuries been part of the diet and culture of people in the region. Legend says that Incan warriors consumed it prior to battle to increase their fighting spirit. It includes a broad spectrum of nutrients, and is increasingly popular with athletes.
There are several slightly-differing varieties of Maca root, all with different colours. Maca can be cream, yellow-gold, green, red, purple, grey or black. These have the same basic nutritional profile, but they show small differences in the proportions of secondary phytonutrients they contain. Scientific study has begun to confirm the established dietary opinion that different colours of Maca have slightly different beneficial properties. Rainforest Foods Maca powder is a blend of 4 different phenotypes of Lepidium peruvianum Chacon – a specific type of maca – designed to provide optimal general nutrition. These are red, yellow, purple and black.
Rainforest Foods Maca is cultivated in Peru, at high altitude (over 4000m). The growing season is eight months long, which gives time for the nutrients to develop fully. A further three months is given to a natural, open-air drying process. The dried roots are then cleaned and milled into powder.
Since it began, Rainforest Foods’ purpose has been to help people combine good nutrition with modern living. Realising that a return to time-rich living close to the land is just not possible, we have sourced a range of wholefoods whose exceptional nutritional richness can support modern lifestyles rather than forcing them to change. We look all around the world for these foods, and have them processed in a way that keeps as much nutrition as possible while making them convenient for you to use.