Organic Gelatinized Black Maca Chips 1 lb

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Gelatinized Sundried Black Maca Root Chips, Certified Organic, Fair Trade, GMO-Free, Vegan and Raw 1 lb (454g)


whole black maca root chipsOur Gelatinized Whole Black Maca Root Chips are the closest thing to complete black maca roots that are available outside of Peru. These chips are made from maca roots that are carefully and consciously grown, processed and handled. They come from an organic farming cooperative in and around Junin, Peru which is the traditional home of maca. At The Maca Team we work only with producers who own and manage their lands at a local grass roots level. The cooperative of farmers is committed both to organic farming and to producing only the highest quality Maca products. We’re happy to support their important work.

What Are Black Maca Root Chips?

Our black maca root chips are simply black maca roots that have been cut into small chunks. They are the closest to whole Maca roots that can legally be exported from Peru. That’s because maca is considered a “heritage product” of Peru and the Peruvian government does not allow whole roots to be exported to avoid them being planted in other countries. This is a way of protecting the quality and reputation of maca both for Peru and customers worldwide. And it’s proven to be important as an unlawful attempt in 2013-14 to grow maca in China was an abject failure. Read more about Peruvian vs. Chinese maca.

How Are Black Maca Root Chips Made?

whole black maca root used for chipsMaca root chips are made from whole maca roots that are processed into small pieces after being harvested, dried and cleaned. Our chips are pre-cooked (gelatinized) to ease digestion and to make them easier to consume. Traditionally, dried maca roots are boiled with water or milk and sugar to make a hearty porridge called Mazamorra. You can prepare maca chips the same way or experiment with other ways of making them.

Are Whole Maca Root Chips Better Than Powder or Capsules?

This is an excellent question. Throughout our many years of selling high quality maca products we’ve had people report excellent results with powder, capsules, liquid extracts and chips. Based on that, we would not conclude that any is better than the other. The main difference between our liquid extracts, powder and capsules and our maca chips is that the maca chips are less processed. That means that the chips are the closest thing possible to whole dried maca roots. If eating whole foods is important to you, that is certainly an advantage. Powder on the other hand might be easier to absorb since it is much finer and therefore more likely to contact the small intestines where nutrients are absorbed.

How Do You Use Whole Black Maca Root Chips?

The simplest way to use whole maca root chips is to make a porridge out of them. This is a common traditional way of consuming whole maca roots high in the Andes. Below we’ll share a recipe for Mazamorra which is based on ancient ways of preparing maca.

These are the easiest ways to put maca root chips into your diet:

  1. Simmer ½ cup of maca chips for about an hour and add to oatmeal or other warm breakfast cereal
  2. Simmer ½ cup of maca chips for about an hour and add them to a smoothie
  3. Steep maca chips in hot water for 10 minutes to make a tea – add sweetener as desired
  4. Try the traditional Mazamorra recipe – this makes for a hearty meal!

Mazamorra Recipe

whole black maca in porridgeIngredients:

    • 1 cup (130g) black maca root chips
    • 1 cup (130g) flour
    • ¼ cup (32g) sugar
    • 2 cups (250ml) milk
    • Clove, cinnamon and/or anise to taste
    • 4 cups (500 ml) water


Simmer the Maca chips in water along with spices until soft (about 1 hour), adding water if necessary. Add flour, sugar and milk and simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy. Mazamorra may be kept in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Best Used For:

Gelatinized Black Maca is specifically indicated for male fertility and libido as well as for muscle building and endurance. Research conducted in Peru in 2009 indicated that Black Maca natural fertility supplement was the best of all Maca powders for increasing sperm count and motility. In addition, we've had several reports from both male and female athletes that Black Maca is a favorite for increasing muscle mass and physical performance. Please note that results may vary from person to person.

Storage/Shelf Life:

Maca root chips keep well for up to 24 months provided that it is stored in a sealed bag out of direct sunlight and at below 70% humidity. (More storage and use tips)

Suggested Use:

1-3 teaspoons mixed in water, juice or smoothies daily. (Complete serving guidelines).

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100% Black Maca Root Chips


1lb (454g) = 50 servings at 9g daily


Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Non-GMO and Vegan

Country of Origin


Container and Storage

Foil Lined, Double Sealed, 100% Opaque Resealable Bag. 24 month shelf life when kept out of direct light and in a sealed container.


Traditionally grown in the high Peruvian Andes. Sundried after harvest, pre-cooked and processed and packaged on demand.

Suggested Use

3-9 g daily, mixed in water, smoothies or other recipes

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