What is Maca powder?

Food Published on 24/03/2017
What is Maca powder?
Everything you need to know about this superfood


Maca is a small tuberous plant that has been cultivated for centuries by the native population of the Andes. Maca only grows at an altitude of 3500 – 4000 metres above sea level. The roots are sun-dried and then ground. Maca powder is naturally rich in calcium and iron. With a minimum intake of 1.5 to 3 g per day, maca can reinforce physical and intellectual performance as well as being a source of energy and increasing the libido.

Rich in calcium and iron. Also contains proteins.


• Enhances physical and intellectual performance
• Gives more energy
• Increases libido


Add 2 or 3 teaspoons of organic maca powder to 250 - 300 ml of smoothies, shakesmilk (vegetable), fruit juices or you can add these to your yoghurtsbreakfast cereals or desserts.

Maca has a slightly malty flavour with hints of sweetness. In addition, maca has a warming effect in cold weather. You can also combine several superfoods. Be inventive and don't hesitate to experiment by adding superfoods to your dishes and recipes. 

You can use 10 g to 20 g per day.

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