Navitas Naturals Organic Gelatinized Maca
Maca is a potent superfood root from the Andes Mountains of Peru that has been used by indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years. Navitas Naturals Gelatinized Maca Powder is a concentrated form made by extracting the starch - which makes the nutrition easier to digest and absorb. It has a nutty butterscotch flavor.
Maca is an herbaceous plant native to the high Andean Mountains of Bolivia and Peru. It is one of the only food plants in the world able to thrive at such a high altitude. Maca, and more specifically the root of the plant, has a long history as a superfood. The maca root was prized throughout the Incan empire for its adaptogenic-like qualities that enable it to nourish and balance the body's delicate endocrine system, and to help cope with stress. It also energizes naturally, without the jitters and crashes of caffeine, and it can aid in reproductive function by helping to balance hormones and increase fertility.
There is evidence that maca has been cultivated in Peru as far back as 1600 BC. We source our certified organic maca roots from high up on the Junin Plateau in the Peruvian Andes. The stark, beautiful environment on the plateau is home to very few plants. Maca is one of the rare and special botanicals that can thrive in that extreme ecological zone. Days filled with intense sunlight and evenings of whipping winds and freezing temperatures infuse the roots with strength.
After harvesting only the finest maca roots, they are slow-dried and gently milled at low temperatures to preserve the natural integrity of the food. Gelatinized maca powder is a concentrated form. To create it, the starch is extracted, which makes this superfood more digestible and the nutrients more bioavailable for increased absorption. Navitas Naturals
Kosher, Gluten-free. Vegan. Product of Peru.
Organic gelatinized maca
Navitas is the Latin word for "energy" and "zest." It embodies the company spirit of bringing ancient power foods to the modern consumer.
Our company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. We source our premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of our mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries. Our support of native agriculture helps to expand the development of global organic farming practices.