Red Maca Powder from Indigo Herbs is certified as organic by the Organic Food Federation. It is made from the finest Red Lepidium mayenii, Maca root from South America. Our Organic Red Maca powder can be taken daily and is a nutrient rich food supplement providing a rich source of minerals.
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Indigo Herbs Organic Red Maca powder is a distinctive root vegetable with a purple to red colour, eaten traditionally in South America. This plant is significantly dense in nutrients and deserves its name of Superfood. It is High in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Iodine. It is also a source of Vitamin B2.
Vitamin and mineral rich food sources are very valuable, as the Calcium content supports bones and joint, and the B Vitamins promote healthy hair, nails, teeth and bones. Maca is known to be good for women, and Vitamin B6 is particularly good at regulating hormone activity and is a good mood enhancer for women. This humble vegetable doesn't stop there, being high in Vitamin C, this makes Maca powder an antioxidant, immune system booster and booster of vitality and energy levels. Maca is also rich in the minerals Iron, Zinc and Copper and these reduce fatigue, oxygenate the blood and improve cognitive function. Zinc supports the body absorbing all the other micro nutrients.
Maca is a food source that offers a complementary range of bio-available vitamins and minerals. It can be taken daily as a nutrient rich food supplement.
Integrating Superfoods into your daily diet is simple and easy. Superfoods are particularly dense in nutrients, and free from any bulking agents or fillers. By adding superfoods to your daily diet you can fortify your food with super nutrition. Try replacing breakfast with a superfood smoothie. The smoothie can be made with a base of nut milk, seed milk or non-dairy milk such as rice milk, alternatively the main body of the smoothie can be created with fruit or vegetable juices.
Then additional superfood and herb powders can be added to fortify the smoothie with extra beneficial properties, the powders are largely dissolvable and can be scooped in and then blended or shaken until fully mixed in. Superfoods can be easily added to breakfast cereals such as porridge, muesli or granola. The powders, berries, grains, seeds and nuts can also be added to soups, salads, stews, curries, and used as toppings for any meal.
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Red Maca powder can be taken with hot or cold water, be mixed with fruit juice or fruit smoothies, sprinkled on cereal or added to a whole range of foods. Red Maca is a root vegetable that looks a bit like a turnip and it is put into soups, cakes, breads and drinks in Peru.
1-3 teaspoons a day.
Teaspoon Weight: 1 teaspoon equals 3 grams (1 tsp = 3g)
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- Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation.
- Produced to GMP standards.
- Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- Gluten free.
- Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
- 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
The Organic Red Maca Powder here at Indigo herbs is grown at an altitude of 4000 metres in the Carhuamayo province on the Bombom Plateau of Peru. The seeds are sown in September at the beginning of the rainy season during the early morning before high winds gather for the day. Either the farmers use branches or release sheep onto the planting area to press the seed into the ground.
The seed are then left to grow for a total of 9 months until May when the Red Maca tuber has grown to 5cm in diameter. After the Red Maca root has been carefully harvested by hand, it is left to dry for a period of 10-15 days until it is completely dry, then transported to a processing plant.
Here the Red Maca tubas go through stringent checks and selections where only the best examples are washed and prepared to be cut into 10mm pieces. These segments are then dehydrated at 45°C until they are ready for milling. During milling the raw Maca material is reduced to a particle size of 0.251 mm through a 60 mesh specification into a very fine powder. The whole procedure from whole living plant to powder is constantly checked so there are absolutely no pollutants or chemicals used in the growing or processing of this premium Organic Red Maca Powder.
Red Maca is not recommended for women with breast, ovarian, uterine or other hormone related cancers.