Maca builds resilience and balances the body's delicate endocrine system, supporting natural energy and vitality—without the undesirable effects of stimulants. It's a fiber-rich food and a good source of plant protein—about 10 percent. Maca root is nutrient-dense and complex, offering a unique profile of amino acids, minerals and alkaloids.
Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca is part of a rare group of plants called adaptogens. Rather than target one specific organ or system, adaptogens help the body achieve a state of balance throughout to encourage overall health.
Maca is full of non-traditional nutrients that aren’t accounted for on the standard nutrition label, yet are vital to fighting day-to-day stress, and enabling health and wellbeing in our bodies. In fact, when Spanish conquistadors arrived in maca’s native Peru, they noted the babies were well fed and adults tall. They attributed these characteristics to the Incans’ diet of maca.
Navitas Organics offers two forms of maca powder: raw maca powder and gelatinized maca powder. Gelatinization is a process that removes the starch from the maca, allowing for easier digestion. Raw maca powder is slow-dried at low temperatures and maintains a higher percentage of total nutrients. We offer both so you can choose which best suits your lifestyle.
The maca plant itself is one of the most resilient in the world. Grown at the dizzyingly high altitude of 14,000 feet on the Junin plateau in the Peruvian Andes, it thrives where few plants can barely survive. Days filled with intense sunlight and nights marked by punishing winds and sub-zero temperatures infuse the roots with strength.
Beginning in 2003, Navitas Organics was one of the first to bring maca to the North American continent. Our maca is harvested from the finest Peruvian maca root, and has been cultivated using traditional farming practices.
•STIR INTO YOGURT
•BLEND INTO SMOOTHIES
•PAIR WITH CACAO
Navitas Organics Maca Powder has a sweet, nutty taste with hints of butterscotch. It can be mixed easily into smoothies, shakes and juices for a healthy boost, and can also be added to cereals, nut butter, desserts, and baked goods. Try mixing it into your favorite pancake batter for a delicious, energizing breakfast.
Navitas Organics Gelatinized Maca Powder has technically not been “cooked.” the process of gelatinization uses heat to break down the starch in the plant. This makes Gelatinized Maca a great place to start for people who might be sensitive to uncooked, starchy roots and vegetables. This extra step deepens the unique, nutty flavor of maca and adds a pleasant toasted flavor.