Foods Alive Organic Maca Powder
One of our favourite superfoods, the maca plant (lepidium meyenii) is a mat-like perennial that grows between 13,000 and 14,500 feet above sea level in the high Andean plateaus of Peru.
Organic maca is often referred to as Peruvian ginseng because of its similar health-related properties. To Andean Incas, organic maca, a sweet and somewhat nutty-tasting dried root, is considered a delicacy. Organic maca boiled in water makes a drink sweeter than cocoa.
Health Benefits Include:
- The delightfully fragrant powder is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and iron, and contains trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese, and silica, as well as B vitamins.
- It also contains four alkaloids proven in scientific investigation to nourish the endocrine glands, including the reproductive system of men and women.
- Traditionally, native medicine practitioners and herbalists have recommended maca for stimulating and regulating the endocrine system, stimulating fertility in both men and women, supporting the immune system, increasing energy, stamina and endurance, reducing chronic fatigue, enhancing libido, treating impotence, revitalizing seniors mentally and physically, and treating menopausal symptoms.
How to Use: Foods Alive organic maca root powder, which has a somewhat nutty taste blends well with cereal, ice cream, juice, milk, yogurt, pie, cake, smoothies, cookie fillings and desserts, and can be added to a variety of other recipes. 2-3 tsp per day is the suggested use of the powder.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Country of Origin: Peru
About the Brand
Foods Alive is a family-owned and operated business that cares more about the quality of food and the effects of producing it on our planet than profiting for oneself. They came to life in 2002 when the first seeds were sown by Ellen and Michael Moor, their son Matt and his wife Tammy.
Ellen and Michael first encountered flax crackers while enjoying a raw food buffet at Creative Health Institute in Hodunk, Michigan. Michael fell in love with the raw cracker and this inspired Ellen to recreate it in her own kitchen. She began making flax crackers for her family and they loved them also! As Ellen continued making flax crackers, she let her creativity shine with new combinations of flavors. These raw crackers became such a hit with the family that they all agreed they must be shared with the world!
So in the middle of 2002, Ellen, Michael, Matt, and Tammy launched Foods Alive. Today, Foods Alive offers their unique Raw Golden Flax Crackers in several wonderful flavors, produces a variety of raw Flax and Hemp-based Gourmet Oils and Super Dressings, and an extensive line of organic raw Super Foods (chia seeds, maca powder, goji berries, etc) to provide health-conscious consumers with a more diverse nutritional experience.
Organic Raw Maca Powder*