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MACA ROOT POWDER

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Maca root powder

Lepidium meyenii

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OriginPeru
FormPowder
Salt FreeDoes not contain salt
Gluten FreeGluten free
VeganYes, it fits to vegan nutrition
Sugar freeDoes not contain sugar

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 Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in this area for at least 3000 years. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.The aerial part of maca has 12 to 20 leaves and the foliage forms a mat-like, creeping system of stems that grows close to the soil. The underground portion of the plant, known as the hypocotyl, is a storage organ and is the part that is used commercially.

 Maca and several related wild species also are found in the Bolivian Andes. While traditionally cultivated as a vegetable crop, use for its medicinal properties has become more prominent in Peru.The tuberous hypocotyl, or root, of the plant may be eaten raw or cooked, and dried and stored for years without serious deterioration. The root has a tangy taste and an aroma similar to that of butterscotch.

 Dried root may be mixed with honey or fruits to prepare juices, gelatins, jams, and alcoholic beverages.Patients with thyroid conditions should avoid maca because glucosinolates taken in excess and combined with a low-iodine diet can cause goiter.

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MACA ROOT POWDER

MACA ROOT POWDER

Maca root powder

Lepidium meyenii