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Gelatinized Organic Maca - Premium

Our Gelatinized Premium Maca products are made from Maca roots that are dried in low temperature dehydrators immediately after harvest.  This modern approach to processing Maca was developed to help standardize many nutrient levels and maximize glucosinolate content (nutrients that may be associated with anti-cancer properties).  Gelatinized Premium Maca powders have a stronger and spicier flavor.   They also cost more because of increased labor and equipment costs to produce them.  Read more about Sundried vs. Premium Maca here.

Gelatinized Maca is the best type of Maca for anyone with a sensitive digestive system.  In the gelatinization process Maca roots are boiled and pressurized to dissolve most starch content.  The resulting Gelatinized Maca powder is easier to digest than Raw Maca powders.   

Gelatinized Premium Maca Details:

  • A modern approach to processing Maca developed in the past 25 years3-seals.jpg
  • Gelatinized Maca is Pre-cooked to remove starch content and ease digestion
  • Fresh Processed - Maca roots are dried in dehydrators immediately after harvest
  • Higher Glucosinolate Content - nutrients which may help prevent cancer
  • Stronger Tasting - has a more noticeable Maca flavor with more spiciness
  • Limited Supply - must be produced from fresh roots during annual harvest (June-August)
  • Costs More as the process is more labor and equipment intensive

The advantages of using Gelatinized Maca are:

Easier digestion - because the starch is removed

  • More concentrated nutrients - the absence of starch means that gram for gram, Gelatinized Maca is more concentrated than Raw Maca

The disadvantage of using Gelatinized Maca is:

  • Loss of some nutrients including enzymes and Vitamin C due to the heat used in gelatinization

You can read our full article on Gelatinized Maca here and you can find out which Maca we recommend for you on our Maca Comparison page.

All Maca products we sell are carefully and consciously grown, processed and handled.  They come from an organic farming cooperative in and around Junin, Peru. We work only with producers who own and manage their lands at a local grass roots level and who are committed to organic farming and to producing the highest quality Maca products available anywhere.    

Let us  know if you have any questions.  We're happy to help.

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