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Superfoods from Peru Organic Gelatinized Maca Powder 500g

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Superfoods from Peru Organic Gelatinized Maca Powder 500g

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Gelatinized Maca Powder is a more concentrated form of Maca made by extracting the starch, making it more digestible and the nutrients more bioavailable for increased absorption.


Gelatinized Maca has been produced since the 1990s. The sun dried Maca roots are first boiled and then pressurized in order to remove all starch content. The boiling process does alter some nutrients, but does make the powder easier to digest due to the lack of starch.


THE ADVANTAGES OF GELATINIZED MACA:
- Easy digestion and increased nutrient bioavailablilty. Gelatinized Maca works the best for anyone with a sensitive stomach or trouble digesting starch.
- More concentrated nutrients: The lack of starch means that gram for gram, Gelatinized Maca is more concentrated than raw Maca powders. It takes 4kg of raw roots to make 1kg of Gelatinized Maca powder.
- Some activated nutrients: Heating the Maca roots amplifies some nutrients, including metabolites and minerals.


Maca roots grow in the Andes mountains of Peru at high altitudes. Maca roots have been used by native Indians of Peru for thousands of years, for both medicinal and health benefits.  Maca roots contain significant amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates and minerals, including calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron as well as Vitamins B1, B2, B12, C & E. 


BENEFITS FOR THE CONSUMER
- Maca is used by athletes to strengthen endurance and energy levels
- Maca helps to balance hormones , studies reveal that maca can reverse hypothyroidism
- Maca has been used to increase fertility
- Maca alleviates uncomfortable symptoms caused by menstrual pains
- Maca helps to diminish depression


Superfoods From Peru Maca Powder is of the highest quality worldwide and is grown in Peru.


ORIGINS
The Maca plant grows in the high altitudes of the Andes of Peru. According to ancient Incan history , maca roots contain special properties know to enhance energy and stamina. Maca is often termed the Peruvian Ginseng, as it has natural stimulants which help in the reproductive systems and functioning. Ancient Peruvian ingested maca to improve libido.


INGREDIENTS
Maca (lepidium meyenii) powder


CHEMICAL COMPONENTS
Maca is rich in dietary minerals calcium and potassium (with low levels of sodium) and contains essential trace elements such as iron, iodine, copper, manganese, zinc and also includes fatty acids.
Maca contains between 13% to 16% of protein and are rich in essential amino acids.


HOW TO USE:
Add 1 tablespoon of maca instant powder to smoothies, protein shakes, juices, cereals, coffee, almond milk or just water.


REFERENCES:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidium_meyenii
2. http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-maca.html
3. http://wellnessmama.com/8254/maca-herb-profile/
4. http://www.peruvian-maca.com/pages/maca-properties-and-chemical-composition.html