Gelatinized Tri-Color Maca

Gelatinized Tri-Color Maca Additional Information

Our gelatinized tri-color maca products are made from about 40% yellow, 30% red and 30% black maca roots.   As with all of our maca, these roots are grown in a remote pristine part of the Peruvian Andes using traditional time-honored farming techniques.    The tri-color products are pre-cooked maca at its best.  We call them “heritage harvest” since the three color blend is the way people have eaten maca for 1000s of years.   pre-cooked-maca-powder-and-capsules.jpg

How Is Gelatinized Tri-Color Maca Different from Raw Maca?

Gelatinization is a process in which dried maca roots are heated to temperatures of about 160F / 70C in special ovens.  The heat used in this process causes the starch molecules in the maca root to irreversibly dissolve, leaving behind a product that is essentially starch free and easier to digest than raw maca products.   Maca products made from raw maca powders, on the other hand are never exposed to high temperatures.   This preserves nutrients like vitamin C and enzymes at their highest levels, but does leave the starch intact which can irritate the digestive system of some people.  We’ve seen that raw maca can cause minor stomach upset for about 5-10% of people.  If you generally have a sensitive stomach or if you have any issue digestion starch, the gelatinized or pre-cooked maca root products are a much better choice for you. 

What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Gelatinized Tri-Color Maca?

There are 2 main advantages of using a gelatinized product over a raw maca product.   First, as we’ve just mentioned, because the starch content is absent, gelatinized maca products are easier to digest.   This makes them a good solution for people with any digestive issues.    Second, gelatinization does concentrate some of the nutrients in maca, including some of the unique amino acids found in the root.    Since the starch content is removed, gram for gram, gelatinized maca contains a bit more nutrient content than raw maca.   

The main disadvantage of gelatinized maca when compare to raw is that all heat sensitive nutrients including vitamin C and enzymes are destroyed in the gelatinization process.   

Note: it is important to understand that “gelatinization” has nothing to do with “gelatin” and our gelatinized maca products remain 100% vegan.   

Is Tri-Color Gelatinized Maca Right For You?

Tri-color maca is an excellent choice for someone just getting started with maca.  Because it contains all 3 colors of maca root, it gives you exposure to each color’s differing nutrient profile.   Also, it’s the least expensive of all maca types.  That’s because it does not require the extra step of being separated by color.    In addition, the fact that these products are pre-cooked maca root products (a.k.a. gelatinized maca root) means that they are easier to digest and have a slightly more mellow flavor.   That makes it easier for a newcomer to maca to continually take maca and begin to see its benefits for themselves.   

All of Our Tri-Color Gelatinized Maca Products Are:

  • Certified Organic triple maca powder blend from Peru
  • Non-GMO
  • Fair Trade
  • Grown traditionally with respect for the land - near Junin, Peru
  • Sun dried, carefully processed and packaged immediately
  • 100% Vegan
  • Made from 40% yellow, 30% black and 30% red maca roots
  • 4:1 product – 4 KG of fresh roots to make 1 KG of maca powder

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Gelatinized tri-color maca root powder (3 sizes)
Powders are the most economical way to consume maca.   Our gelatinized tri-color maca root powder is ground into an extremely fine powder that is easy to add to a smoothie or other recipe.  The taste can be described as “malty” or “caramel-like.”

Gelatinized tri-color maca root capsules
As with all of our capsules, these are 100% vegan and contain nothing but our gelatinized tri-color maca powder.   We control their production so we can be sure they contain absolutely no other ingredients.  Gelatinized red maca capsules are easy to take and allow for readily getting a precise serving size.   

Gelatinized tri-color maca root chips
These chips are simply yellow, black and red maca roots that have been cut into small chunks and gelatinized.  They are the closest thing to whole maca roots legally available outside of Peru.  You can use them in recipes, add them to smoothies, make them into a “tea” and more.

We Recommend Gelatinzied Tri-Color Maca For

Studies on gelatinized tri-color maca have found that:

  • Maca stimulates improved athletic performance, including stamina and strength
  • Maca supports concentration, memory and overall brain function
  • Maca is nutrient dense with 60% carbohydrates, 12 crucial minerals, 10 vitamins, over 40 fatty and amino acids and 4 unique glucosinolates – a true superfood.
  • Maca has been used for over 2,000 years as a nutritionally dense superfood to promote endurance, vitality, fertility and libido in populations living at very high elevations.

Based on this research and our experience we recommend gelatinized tri-color maca products for:

  • Men and women wanting to consume the traditional triple blend of Maca powder colors
  • Athletes, both men and women, looking for extra stamina and strength
  • Anyone looking to improve memory, concentration and focus skills with Maca
  • All people taking Maca to improve their bone strength and density

Why choose us?

We are a small family run company with our entire focus on maca.  Our only mission is to provide our customers with fresh, high quality, organic, non-GMO products from Peru at fair prices.    Because of our single-minded dedication, we are able to provide the best selection of high quality maca products anywhere.  We also take pride in expert, friendly customer service.  When you order with us you can count on fast shipping and full support with any issues or questions. The bottom line is that we use the products we sell and we treat our customers like we want to be treated. Let us know if we can help with anything.

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