Maca Magic

My local Whole Foods Market recently ran a sale for Navitas Naturals Raw Organic Maca Powder for $18.50. That same maca can be had on Amazon.com any day of the week (or time of the night!) for less than that (and Amazon will get it to you in 48 hours!). Is that competition or what?

My fridge has been empty of maca for almost 6 months, because I had been holding off paying almost $20/lb for something that is not my favorite superfood (or so I thought!). I had been surviving on raw cacao! ;) This past week I decided to take the plunge, and I bought myself a fresh batch of organic maca from Amazon.com.

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I just got this new maca in the mail from Divine Organics. It’s a 2lb bag!

I used to buy navitas maca.

The Divine Organics Maca smells stronger and tastes fresher than navitas maca (or at least is on par for same level of quality). But, the price of Divine Organics maca is $12.5/lb — a much more attractive price point than Navitas Maca (about $17.5/lb) and, for that matter… anything that you can find at Whole Foods Market!

Maca is native to the Andes and Peru.

Maca has been used by people in the mountains for centuries.

It is a medicinal herb and supposed aphrodisiac. Maca’s has great nutrtional value, with a high concentration of nutrients. It is rich in minerals and trace elements. The general composition of maca is: 60-75% carbohydrates, 10-14% protein, 8.5% dietary fiber, and 2.2% fats.

WebMD says maca is possibly effective for “enhancing sexual desire in men”. Maca may prove to show potential in aiding the human “detoxification mechanism”. Maca can create an energy boost, and may be a good substitute for caffeine.

Maca may play a role in balancing hormones. Hormones “regulate many things including mood, growth, sexual development, and tissue function.” That our hormones be in balance is very important!

Maca is the Incan superfood for energy, balance and vitality!

Maca has a delicious “malty”, slightly nutty flavor. I tend to use it a lot in smoothies and on top of oatmeal or chia porridge. You can also bake with maca. Substitute flour for maca.

You can buy maca here.

I highly recommend Divine Organics Maca.

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