Raw Yellow Maca
Raw Yellow Maca Further Info
Raw yellow maca root is nutrient dense superfood with a long history of use both as a food and as a natural medicine in the high Andes region of modern-day Peru and Bolivia. Yellow maca comes from maca roots that range in color from off-white to a golden color. These roots are the most common of the three major maca root colors and make up approximately 60% of the annual harvest of maca. Our raw yellow maca root is grown in the Andes at elevations above 14000 feet and in extreme cold, wind and sunlight and is the most common form of maca, which makes it less expensive.
Yellow maca is a true superfood. It contains 60% carbohydrates, 12 crucial minerals, 10 vitamins, over 40 fatty and amino acids and 4 unique nutrients called macenes and macamides. See full maca nutrition facts.
Historically maca root has been consumed either boiled or baked and often blended into a filling porridge. Over the past 30 years, it is also offered in an uncooked/raw form after being processed. There are both advantages and disadvantages to eating maca in raw form. In general terms, raw maca contains more active nutrients than cooked maca but on the other hand it also contains starch content which is difficult for some people with sensitive digestive systems to process. See more on raw maca here.
Our Raw Yellow Maca root products are:
- Certified Organic
- Fair Trade
- Never heated over 105F / 40C
- Grown traditionally with respect for the land - near Junin, Peru
- Sun dried, carefully processed and packaged immediately
- 100% Raw and Vegan
- Contains only 100% powder from Yellow Peruvian Maca roots
Raw yellow maca root powder (3 sizes)
Powders are the least expensive and most versatile way to add maca to your diet. Our maca powders are ground extremely fine and quickly dissolve in liquid when using a blender or a shaker jar. Raw yellow maca root powder may also be used in recipes and smoothies.
We’re proud to control the production of our all of our maca capsules. We do that so we can be sure that our capsules contain only 100% pure maca powder and nothing else. Our capsules are vegan and a great choice for convenience.
Yellow maca extract contains the major nutrients of yellow maca 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.
Here are our answers to some of the questions we commonly receive about raw yellow maca.
Is raw yellow maca better than gelatinized maca?
Raw maca contains maca root’s full nutritional profile including all amino acids and because of that is somewhat more potent that the gelatinized version. For people who don’t have digestive sensitivities, we recommend it. However, if you do have a sensitive stomach please go with gelatinized maca. It will not cause any indigestion and does still maintain the majority of maca’s key nutrients and benefits.
Is yellow maca good for fertility?
We receive this question often and are happy to answer here. Indeed, all high quality maca can be used and has the potential to be effective for fertility purposes. In fact, maca was discovered in the first places 1000s of years ago when farmers noticed that the livestock who consumed it produced more and healthier offspring. Yellow maca is not an exception to this as it works the help the body with balancing hormones, increasing drive, even and boosting sperm count. We typically recommend red maca for female fertility and black maca for male fertility. But for convenience, it may be easier for both partners to take yellow maca.
How is raw yellow maca different?
You’ll notice that the powder is slightly darker than other maca colors and that the taste is somewhat less sweet. Yellow maca is also a bit less expensive. That’s because it is more common, accounting for approximately 60% of the annual harvest. Taken consciously and consistently yellow maca can produce the standard benefits associated with taking maca root. In fact, more important than the color of the maca is its overall quality. Factors of where it was grown, what altitude it was grown at, how it was harvested, stored and processed all factor into making any maca product superior.
Are there other health benefits associated with yellow maca?
One great thing to know is that organic maca has demonstrated other beneifts including improving bone density and reducing menopause symptoms. For these two purposes we recommend red maca instead of yellow. Organic maca root has also been shown to boost energy and help build muscle. For these purposes we recommend using black maca powder or capsules. Research also suggests that maca increase feelings of well-being and mood. This is certainly where yellow maca grown in the Peruvian Andes excels.
Remember with The Maca Team, you can always count on certified organic, fair trade, fresh harvest Peruvian maca products.
Enjoy the day!