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Gelatinized Organic Maca - Sundried

Gelatinized Sundried Maca

Our Gelatinized Sundried Maca is made from Maca roots that are dried in the high Andes mountain sun for 10-40 days after harvest. After drying these roots are “gelatinized.”   Gelatinization is a process in which Maca is heated to high temperatures (160F / 70C). The heat causes the starch molecules in Maca to irreversibly dissolve and the result is a powder that has had some of its nutrients compromised but is easier to digest than raw Maca. It’s important to note that nothing is added to Maca during the gelatinization process.

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  • The traditional approach to processing Maca used for 1000s of years
  • Gelatinized Maca is Pre-cooked to remove starch content and ease digestion
  • Maca roots are sundried in the mountain sun for 10-40 days after harvest
  • Higher in macaenes and macamides - nutrients linked to hormone health
  • Sweeter Tasting - sun drying enhances and softens Maca’s flavor
  • Consistent Supply - can be produced anytime throughout the year
  • Costs Less because of simplified process

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

We Offer Several Different Kinds of Gelatinized Maca

We offer both Sundried and Premium types of Gelatinized Maca.   You can learn about the differences between them 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.    

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

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