Roots and pods

Organic Maca

Maca

Lepidium meyenii

Is an Andean crop that grows above 3500 masl, in the Central Sierra of Peru, mainly in Junín and Cerro de Paseo departments. lts origin dates back to Inca times, probably 1300 to 2000 years ago. Native Peruvians traditionally used maca root, since pre-Inca times for both medicinal and nutritional purposes.

Benefits:

  • Proteins: Maca contains vegetable proteins, easily assimilated by the human body, which makes it an excellent nutritional source.
  • Essential amino-acids: These compounds help maintain many functions in our body, for example: restare energy providing greater vitality required for daily activity.
  • Fiber: Maca root contains mainly cellulose and lignin which stimulates the intestinal functions.
  • Carbohydrates: Maca is rich in high quality carbohydrates, which in combination with other nutrients, provide energy for the daily routine.

Wholesale of Maca in Peruvian Nature

Part used:

Raíz

Region:

Sierra

Presentations:

Maca powder | Maca extract | Maca raw | Maca HP (High Potency).

Seasonality:


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
  • Seasonality
Available all year round
Uses and applications:

Pills | Infusions | Energy drinks | Tablets and pills | Pastry Smoothies | Energy bars | Juices

Origin:

Junin

Properties:

Amino acids, Calcium, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Glucosilonates, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Protein, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc

Base price:

From $ 6.3 per kilo

Quality certificates:

  • USDA Organic

  • Organic Europe

  • Kosher Peru

  • Good Manufacturing Practice

  • NSF HACCP certifications for peruvian superfoods

    HACCP

  • Control union certifications for peruvian superfoods

    Japanese Agricultural Standard

  • BRCGS Global Food Safety certification

  • Certificación Orgánica de México (LPO)

Fair Trade of Maca for responsible consumption

At Peruvian Nature we work permanently following and complying with the principles and requirements of Fair Trade. Year after year we share with all our stakeholders our actions as company that does fair trade in Peru (If you want to know more, click on Sustainability Report 2021).

What is Fair Trade?

It is a commercial system based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade, paying special attention to social and environmental criteria. "Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better commercial conditions and ensuring the rights of disadvantaged producers and workers, especially in the South." (World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO)

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