Premium Raw Red Maca

Premium Raw Red Maca Additional Information

Our premium raw red maca products are made from 100% grade-A red maca roots. Instead of being dried in the intense high premium raw red maca powder and capsulesmountain sun for many days after harvest, these roots are fresh processed.  After coming out of the ground they are transported to a processing facility and low temperature dried.  This special handling leaves more glucosinolates in the final product. The level of glucosinolates is standardized at above 1% in our premium maca products.

What Is Premium Red Maca?

Until very recently all maca roots were dried in the sun after being harvested.   That changed in the early 2000s as producers began experimenting with drying the roots in large dehydrators instead.  The result was a final maca product that contained higher glucosinolate content.   Glucosinolates are a nutrient found in some cruciferous vegetables that are thought to have anti-cancer properties.   

Here are the major differences between our raw premium and standard raw maca products.

Raw vs. premium maca attributes

Raw Premium Red Maca:

  • Comes from a modern approach to processing maca developed in the past 25 years
  • Is fresh processed - maca roots are dried in dehydrators immediately after harvest
  • Is never heated over about 105F / 40C
  • Has higher glucosinolate content - nutrients which may help prevent cancer
  • Is much stronger tasting - has a more noticeable maca flavor with more spiciness
  • Is limited in supply since it must be produced from fresh roots during annual harvest (June-August)
  • Costs more as the process is more labor and equipment intensive

Red Maca Is Unique

Red Maca has been found to have several differences to other colors of Maca:Premium red maca root fresh

  • Red maca has been shown, under phytonutrient analysis, to be higher in certain compounds that support the body in antioxidant and antitumoral activity.
  • It has also been shown among all maca colors to contain somewhat higher levels of other pythonutrients including alkaloids, tannins, saponis and steroids.
  • A study on red maca was published in the Journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005; 3:5. In it 8 medical researchers report that over the course of 42 days: “Red maca but neither yellow nor black maca reduced significantly ventral prostate size in rats.“    
  • In 2010 researchers from the Universidad Peruana, Lima published a study on the effects of maca on bone structure in rats that had had their ovaries removed.  The study concluded that both red and black maca supported bone strength and density among the test subjects.   More information on red maca here 

We Recommend Premium Red Maca for:

  • For men looking to use maca for prostate support
  • For women's fertility and libido (We recommend black maca for male fertility)
  • For bone density - most important for women and children
  • For everyone wanting to experience the highest antioxidant and nutrient levels of all maca products

Our Raw Premium Red Maca Products are:

  • Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Fair Trade
  • Processed below 105F / 40C
  • Grown traditionally with respect for the land - near Junin, Peru
  • Fresh processed and packaged immediately
  • 100% Raw and Vegan
  • Made from 100% Red Maca roots

Available In:

Premium raw red maca root powder (3 sizes)premium-raw-red-maca-products-from-the-maca-team

We offer offer our premium raw red maca powder in 3 sizes: 8 oz, 1 lb and 1 kg.  Maca powder is less costly per serving, but does require a bit more preparation than maca capsules.  It can be easily mixed into smoothies or other recipes of your choice.  We have an extensive maca recipe collection to help you get the most out of adding maca powder to your life.

Premium raw red maca capsules

Our capsules are unique because we are able to make them in-house.  That means we can be 100% sure that all they contain is our premium raw red maca powder and nothing else.  No fillers, flow agents, anti-caking agents or additives of any kind.   Capsules are more expensive, but they are also convenient to take.   Our capsules are vegan.


Why does premium raw red maca powder taste different?

The fast-drying process with which premium maca products are made leaves more of the natural spicy flavor of fresh maca root in the final product.   Maca is a member of the same plant family as horseradish and is similarly strong in flavor.   If you don’t enjoy the flavor of the powder you can try the capsules instead.  

Are premium products more potent?

They certainly have more glucosinolate content and are a bit more concentrated in some of maca’s major nutrients.  Some people report that they take less of our premium products as compared to our standard ones to get similar results.   

Why do premium maca products cost more than the standard ones?

There are 2 main reasons that premium maca products cost more than their counterparts.  First, the initial processing requires more effort, is time sensitive and uses specialized dehydration equipment.   Second, it is only made one time per year (during harvest times) and therefore made in smaller batches that must be stored for a bit longer.  

Why Choose The Maca Team?

We are a small family run company with our entire focus on Maca.  Our only mission is to provide our customers with fresh, organic, high quality Maca 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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