Superfood 101: Raw Maca or Gelatinized Maca?
Did you know that maca powder has been around for thousands of years! It is most notably known for its use as a power nutritional source by the Peruvians (also known as 'Peruvian Ginseng').
Maca Powder comes from a root that is very high in protein, fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese and fatty acids. After being sun dried, the root is typically ground into powder.
This powder is a versatile addition to many snacks and meals! It can be added to smoothies and juices as well as soups, energy bars, oatmeal, baked goods and even cereal! Check out our favorite maca powder recipes HERE!
Sounds good... so why do we have Raw and Gelatinized Maca choices?
The main difference between Healthworks Raw Organic Maca and Healthworks Gelatinized Maca is that gelatinized maca has been cooked to remove the starch. This will make a difference to some peoples stomachs, so let's get a little bit more into it.
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