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Dried at temperatures below 45°C making it suitable for people on a raw diet
Highly nutritious superfood supplement with many documented health benefits
The nutritional value of dried maca root is high, typically comprising of 60-75% carbohydrates, 10-14% protein, 8.5% dietary fibre, and 2.2% fats. Maca is rich in the dietary minerals calcium and potassium (with low content of sodium) and contains the essential trace elements iron, iodine, copper, manganese, and zinc, as well as fatty acids including linolenic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acids, and 19 amino acids.
In addition to sugars and proteins, maca contains uridine, malic acid, and its benzoyl derivative, and the glucosinolates, glucotropaeolin and m-methoxyglucotropaeolin. The methanol extract of maca tuber also contains (1R,3S)-1-methyltetrahydro-carboline-3-carboxylic acid, a molecule which is reported to exert many activities on the central nervous system. Many different alkamides were found in maca.
Maca also contains selenium and magnesium and includes polysaccharides. Maca’s reported beneficial effects for sexual function could be due to its high concentration of proteins and vital nutrients; maca contains a chemical called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which reputedly has aphrodisiac properties. We would suggest you do your own research into the full benefits of Maca.