At The Maca Team, we’re proud to offer the most comprehensive selection of maca products available anywhere. At the same time we work hard to make sure you have the best information available about maca root, its benefits, its limitations and more. It’s important to us that you’re able to make an informed decision when you’re choosing to add maca to your diet. Whether you’re purchasing one of our raw maca powders or liquid extracts, you’re purchasing a product that’s 100% pure, unadulterated organically- and sustainably-grown maca with no additives.There are numerous factors that are likely to factor into identifying the “right” maca for you, including your body size, the sensitivity of your digestive system, and even just whether or not you like the taste of maca. While the flavor isn’t for everyone, we don’t want you to rule maca out simply because of that when there are so many ways you can benefit from it. This is especially true of our premium maca products. Let’s take a look at what makes them premium, and how you can introduce them to your diet safely and easily.
What is Premium Maca?
They key difference between our standard and premium maca products lies in the way that they’re prepared: namely, our raw maca powders have been set out to dry in the sun before being ground for consumption whereas our premium maca powders are dried in a low-temperature dehydrator immediately after being harvested. We call this the “fresh-processed” approach as it means your maca is ready for consumption more quickly than it would be if sundried, a more time-consuming process. It doesn’t seem like that would change the maca content much, and it doesn’t. But the changes it does bring about are worth considering when you’re deciding between raw or premium maca.
The most obvious distinction lies in taste. Our premium maca powder is lighter in color and the flavor is more spicy than that of sun dried maca. This means that if you dislike the taste of raw maca, you might have a little more difficulty with the sharper flavor of premium maca. But the dehydration process causes another noteworthy difference - it results in a higher percentage of glucosinolates in our premium maca products.
Why Should You Choose Premium Maca?
What are glucosinolates, and why are they a good thing? Glucosinolates are a large group of sulfur-containing metabolites or glucosides found in certain vegetables, including broccoli and horseradish. That probably doesn’t tell you much, though you’re likely aware that vegetables are mostly good for you, right? Pharmacological research has shown that glucosinolates possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant qualities, which help the body fight off infections. Further studies have found that these elements are cancer-preventative, too.
Adding Premium Maca to Your Diet
There are a few things to keep in mind when you’ve decided to take a premium maca product, like our Premium Raw Black Maca Powder. Since it tends to be more potent and nutrient-dense, you can reduce your serving size. Supply of premium maca products is more limited because it must be produced from fresh roots during the harvesting season, which runs from June through August, and the process is more labor-intensive and requires additional equipment. But the end result is a maca that’s more complete and potent.
Because we know that premium maca’s strong taste can make it more difficult to consume, we also offer it in a more convenient capsule form, or in gelatinized maca powders like our Gelatinized Premium Tri-Color Maca that will be easier on your stomach. The added gelatinization process cooks off much of the maca’s starch content with minimal impact on its nutritional content.
Why Buy From The Maca Team?
Maca has been used for over 2000 years as both a staple food and as a natural medicine. Modern harvesting techniques have resulted in more nutritionally-potent products like premium maca that are still organic, fair-trade, and sustainably grown with respect for the land and those who work it. We want you to be confident that you’re taking something that can have a positive impact on your health. Please let us know if you have any questions. We’re happy to help. You can Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.
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