Andean Power Maca Blend - 11.5 oz

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From the beautiful, pristine Junín valley of Peru comes one of the most exciting superfoods yet discovered. Our maca is a pure, delicious form of the legendary adaptogenic herb that grows 14,000 feet above sea level.

Better than a stimulant like caffeine, Maca tones and boosts all the body's systems, picking you up without a later crash and burn.

Maca has exploded in popularity in recent years. Some say it’s because of Maca’s potent nutritional content—with excellent amounts of protein, amino acids, fatty acids, plant sterols, antioxidants and more. Others feel that it’s one of the very best foods for increasing strength and endurance—which is how it was originally used in the days of the ancient Incas. And yet another group will point to the fact that Maca has a reputation as an incredibly powerful aphrodisiac and libido booster.

  • Traditional Andean superfood for energy and balance
  • The ideal healthful stimulant and pick-me-up
  • Premium process: made fresh-from-harvest for higher nutritional active content
  • Light, fine powder with a sharper taste
  • Potent: a little goes a long way
  • Perfect for daily smoothies, tonics, and teas

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peruvian maca farmer

artisanal maca farming

From pristine lands

Our Maca is organically grown in a region totally untouched by modern chemical farming techniques or polluting industrial activity: the pristine Junin valley of the Andes mountains, 14,500 feet above sea level. Essential Living Foods' Premium Maca is a blend of three different maca varieties (black, red, and yellow) for an increased spectrum of nutritional benefits.

Processed with care

This product is a blend of carefully sun-dried roots from three different maca varieties (black, red, and yellow) for an increased spectrum of nutritional benefits and flavors, along with a healthy boost of our premium-processed maca. The major difference between our premium maca and our other varieties is that it is not sun-dried before processing. Instead it is pureed and dehydrated, creating a much more potent (and spicy) powder with higher concentrations of glucosinolates, macamides, and macaenes.

They are immediately fresh-processed into a paste, using a proprietary process that protects the raw materials from oxidation. The paste is then dried into a powder in a low-temperature dryer in order to retain as many enzymes and nutrients as possible.

This premium, high-potency powder is than blended with the other three standard varieties to bring you a well-balanced and effective product you can't get anywhere else.
sun dried maca root

sun drying maca root

organic maca root

fresh maca root

Fair and safe

Few people know that root vegetables (like Maca) can pick up heavy metals from the soil if not rotated properly; which is why our partners carefully and systematically rotate the Maca fields, avoiding this issue entirely. Essential Living Foods’ partner is the only grower we know who’s doing this.

We honor the work of everyone who works to bring this amazing food to your table, so our farming partners and processors are paid fairly. By purchasing this product, you are helping to support sustainable, organic, family-owned farms, both in Peru and around the world.

The Ripple Effect

You are powerful

This heirloom artisanal maca is your vote for a better world. Across the planet, we seek the finest superfoods and pay a premium for the exceptional craftsmanship of small farmers, cooperatives, and indigenous communities. We also give back 1% to local non-profits like Amazon Watch, who protect the land and the communities who depend on it.

Every Product has an origin

and an impact

You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.

Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.

These are the origins. You are the source.