Premium Raw Tri-Color Maca

Premium Raw Tri-Color Maca Additional Information

Our premium raw tri-color maca products are made from a 100% organically grown maca roots.  They contain a mix of about 40% yellow, 30% black and 30% red maca roots.   Instead of being sundried after harvest, these roots are fresh processed.   After coming out of the ground they are low temperature dried in large dehydrators.   This special processing preserves more nutrients in the final product.  In particular, glucosinolate content is standardized at above 1% in our premium raw tri-color maca products.

Why Tri-Color Maca?

heritiage-harvest-maca-roots.jpgMaca grows in a range of colors from light beige, to deep purple to dark gray.   Some roots have stripes or spots and some roots are lighter than others.  In fact, some of our farmers estimate that there are nearly 40 different ecotypes of maca.   Traditionally, all maca roots from a given harvest were stored together for later consumption.   But in the 1990s research began showing that each major color of maca, yellow, black and red, has a slightly different nutrient profile.   For this reason, farmers began separating maca by color.   While this is certainly fine, the more customary and time-honored approach to taking maca is to enjoy all three colors at once.  That’s why we introduced our tri-color products several years ago.  We call them “heritage harvest” products since it’s the way people have traditionally consumed their maca.   

The two main advantages to tri-color maca are:

  • These products are less expensive – that’s because farmers need not separate them at harvest and through storage and processing.
  • The products give you the benefits of all three major colors of maca.

We recommend tri-color products often for people just starting out with maca root products.

What Makes This Tri-Color Maca “Premium?”

Up until the early 2000s, maca roots were dried in the high mountain sun after being harvested.  This is the way that it had always been done.  But around that time, producers began experimenting with drying the roots more quickly, in large low temperature dehydrators.   The result was a product that was higher is some nutrients, including glucosinolates and easier to standardize.   Since glucosinolates are purported to have some anti-cancer properties these premium products became more desirable.

It’s important to note that this type of processing also leaves the final product more spicy tasting.   This is only relevant when you are taking a premium tri-color powder.

Premium Raw Tri-Color 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 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
  • Is the most complete and potent all-around maca available

Based on research and our experience with Premium Raw Tri-Color Maca we recommend it for:

  • Men and women wanting to consume the traditional blend of Maca 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

Our Premium Raw Tri-Color Maca Products Are:

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Fair Trade
  • Never heated above 105F / 40C
  • Grown traditionally with respect for the land - near Junin, Peru
  • Fresh processed and packaged immediately
  • 100% raw and vegan
  • Made from organically grown black, red and yellow maca roots

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Premium raw tri-color maca root powder (3 sizes)

We offer offer our premium raw tri-color 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 tri-color 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 tri-color 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.

Premium tri-color maca root extract

Tri-color maca extract contains the major nutrients of maca root in a liquid vegetable glycerin base.   To get the best out of using our extracts, simply hold a couple of droppers full under your tongue for 30 seconds.  This transports maca’s nutrients into your blood stream very quickly.    The extract bottle is small and easy to take with you on the go.  You may enjoy our extracts alone, or take them alongside capsules or powders.


Why does premium raw tri-color 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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