Maca Root Powder

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per 1/4 Pound
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$4.91 
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per Pound
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$12.27 

Due to an impressive nutritional profile, maca root powder is exported all over the world for use in the supplement industry. It is available in capsule form and is also found in bakery goods, beverages and nutritional powders. The powder is also used in many natural products for hair and skin.

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originPeru
active compoundsMacamides, imidazole alkaloids, glucosinolates, fatty acids, amino acids, calcium, iron, potassium
plant part usedroot
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light, moisture and heat.
appearance & aromaPale yellow with a nutty scent
flavor profileSweet with a nutty, butterscotch-like flavor. Blends well with sweet-tasting herbs and spices.

c.
uses

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wellnessEncapsulate powdered maca root, alone or in combination with other adaptogenic herbs.
cosmeticUse maca root powder in soaps, lotions, shampoos and hair conditioners.
culinaryAdd to cereals, smoothies, puddings, baked goods, and hot beverages.
industrialIn addition to being an ingredient in many functional foods and beverages, maca is used in the nutraceutical and natural cosmetic industries.
safetyMaca root is generally considered safe if taken in doses that do not exceed 3 grams per day for up to 4 months, with no known interactions with other supplements or pharmaceutical medications. However, due to the potential for estrogenic effects, you should consult with a health care practitioner before using this herb if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a history of or being treated for a hormone-driven condition such as breast cancer.

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please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.