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Maca is a plant which grows naturally at high-altitude, in the Peruvian Andes. For many centuries it has been a central part of local diets in Peru and Bolivia, where almost every part of the plant is used. Also known as 'Peruvian Ginseng', maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, flourishing in environments often 4000m above sea level. Plants at this harsh altitude have to take in as many nutrients from the ground as possible to survive, Maca has a high starch content which can be regarded as an inhibitor to digestion of the product. Gelatinised powder has undergone a process of gentle hydration and heating to break down the starch content, resulting in a concentrated food whose nutrition is easy to absorb.
Our Maca powder is produced from black roots. The best quality roots are hand selected, cleaned in water, and then dried. The further processing steps involve temperature application which breaks the starch molecules promoting its easier digestion and bio-availability of other nutrients in Maca. The Maca root is then ground into a fine powder and packaged. It's important to note that the color of the roots are primarily found in the skin, and the colors of the actual powder is medium to dark beige, which matches the colour of the flesh of all types of Maca.
• Black Maca is the rarest and most valued of the Maca varieties.
• 5kg of raw root is used to produce 1kg of gelatinised maca powder, gelatinisation is the process of breaking down the starch to promote easier digestion.
• Maca is considered an adaptogen, a substance that helps the body deal with stress, and an energy and vitality booster.
• 100% pure, UK Soil Association certified Organic, Vegan Society registered, allergen free, gluten free.
• Sevenhills Wholefoods products are widely recommended by the press, including the BBC Good Food Magazine.
The dietary profile has been known as a good source of antioxidants, which helps to regulate healthy hormonal activity, helps with the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails, supports the function of the immune system, the reduction of stress, tiredness and fatigue and even promotes healthy eyes and vision.
INGREDIENTS: 100% pure organic Black Gelatinised Maca powder. Sevenhills Wholefoods products do not contain any substances causing allergies (Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, registered by the Vegan Society and Certified Organic by the Soil Association (GB-ORG-005).
SUGGESTED USE: Add up to 1 teaspoon (5g) of powder to milk, juice or a smoothie. Alternatively, sprinkle on or add to food.
**N.B. WE MAY USE COMBINATIONS OF OUR SMALLER POUCHES SIZES TO FULFIL ORDERS OF LARGER POUCH SIZES.**
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