Maca is a root vegetable that looks similar to a radish that has been cultivated in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia for thousands of years. As a superfood, maca is a great source of vitamins B, E, and E, as well as zinc, calcium, iron, and amino acids. It may also be a good supplement for those experiencing anemia and cardiovascular problems.
Also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” maca has been known to boost strength and stamina. It is also, ahem, reportedly great for your love life, as it also supposedly increases your libido. For those with a menstrual cycle, maca has also been known to alleviate cramps and the unpleasant symptoms of menopause.
In terms of flavor, maca has been described as having a strong, nutty flavor with undertones of earthiness and butterscotch. Maca powder is a great addition to smoothies, baked goods, and raw desserts.
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