Gelatinization is a process in which the hydrogen bonds in the starch are broken by kinetic energy of
heated water. Starch granules in water swell with increased heat until they reach the gelatinization temperature.
When water is added again, the starch can reabsorb large amounts of water without long periods of heating.
Gelatinized starch is said to be more rapidly digested than raw starch.
For people seeking more bio-availability or easier digestibility of the carbohydrate content of Maca,
gelatinization essentially provides a “pre-digested” maca that is thought to be more readily absorbed
in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Raw, un-gelatinized maca has it own advantages, however. This includes some of the more active ingredients
being absorbed in the lower GI tract and higher bioavailability components found in raw maca that are uptaken by other actions.
Which type of maca is better?
This cannot be answered as each individual may benefit from the differences in both type of maca.
Are they both useful?
Yes. Both forms of maca are rich in beneficial compounds.
BREAKING THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GELATINIZED MACA:
Regarding gelatinized Maca:
* Gelatinized Maca is now a proprietary or patented process… Nor is it the only source of Maca used in
* It is NOT an extracted alcoholic concentrate.
* Gelatinized Maca does NOT carry any registered trademarks in Peru or in the USA. In addition,
there are no exclusive dealerships of gelatinized Maca offered by institutions, laboratories or
universities in Peru.
2) Q: Is gelatinized Maca a better product than Maca Magic raw whole root?
A: Better? No. It is pre-cooked therefore it is reported to breakdown slightly faster, and digests better for
3) Q: Is gelatinized Maca devoid of enzymes?
A: Yes, it is heated to high temperatures and in this process many important nutrients, fatty acids and all the natural enzymes are destroyed or diminished in the process. Therefore, it is said to store for longer periods.
If you are a store or manufacturer looking for a wholesale source of high quality laboratory tested gelatinized Maca