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Jerry Black

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Maca Magic Recipes

Maca is a root vegetable related to the radish family that grows in the mineral rich highlands of Peru in the Andes Mountains at 14,000 ft. elevation. Maca has been used as a staple crop for thousands of years. Maca Magic Basic Smoothie Ingredients Maca Magic Maca Root Powder Juice or Milk of choice Fruit […]

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Peruvian Maca Root vs. Chinese Maca Root

If you’ve done a little bit of research you probably already know that Maca root originates in the high Andes mountains and is today primarily grown in Peru and Bolivia. What you probably don’t know is that over the past several years, China has also started growing and exporting Maca root products. This article explains […]

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Raw vs. Fresh Maca

Some Sources Claim the Peruvian people never eat raw maca It is a fact that Maca should not be eaten when freshly harvested, but fresh Maca is not the same as raw Maca Many Peruvians will bake the fresh roots, but most of the time the roots are dried Some people may have an adverse […]

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Sacha Inchi Oil & Nuts: Facts and Benefits

Sacha Inchi is a wild jungle vine indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon Forest. Ethnobotany This plant has been known by Peruvian natives for several thousand years. It was even used by the Incas, according to the pottery artifacts discovered in their tombs. Industrial Advantages Sacha Inchi seeds have an oil content of nearly 50%! The […]

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Got Yacon?

What is Yacon Syrup and what are its benefts? Yacon is a distant relative of the sunflower with an edible tubers. The syrup made from this sweet root contains fructooligosacchardies (FOS). These pass through the digestive tract unmetabolized, providing few calories. The sugars, however, are metabolized by bifidobacteria in the large intestine and contribute to […]

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Guayusa One-on-One

Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is an Amazonian super-leaf naturally packed with caffeine and polyphenols, so it provides a clean, focused energy. There are low tannins in guayusa, so it lacks the astringent, bitter taste sometimes associated with green and black teas. Instead, it tastes smooth and naturally sweet. Ilex guayusa is an evergreen dioecioustree which grows 6–30 […]

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Why Choose Maca from Herbs America?

Purity ~ We raise our own Maca root without chemicals at 14,000 feet elevation in the mineral rich highlands of Peru’s Altiplano. Our fields are naturally irrigated by glacial ice-melt and rainfall generated over the Amazon basin. The result is 100% pure Maca root the way nature intended. Quality ~ Because our Maca root is […]

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MaCafe Recipes-That Taste Great!

Grown high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Maca (Lepidium meyenii) has been used by the Inca and earlier Peruvian cultures for more than 1,500 years. For maximum health benefits, our Maca powder is a blend of a multitude of maca root colors found naturally in each harvest. It is grown without chemicals or herbicides, and the […]