Royal Maca

Royal Maca is a product of Whole World Botanicals


Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon)

Maca is a root plant and a member of the cruciferous family, native to Peru. It is both a food and a medicine and is eaten by native peoples of the highlands of Peru of all ages - from three year olds to the elderly. It looks something like a small turnip, either cream-colored or purple when it is harvested. Our Royal Maca is the only maca sold which is guaranteed to have been grown without pestcides or chemical fertilizers. It is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and iron, and contains trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese and silica, as well as B vitamins. It also contains four alkaloids proven in scientific investigation to nourish the endocrine glands, including the reproductive system of men and women.

Where does Maca grow?  It grows at an altitude of between 13,000 and 14,500 feet above sea level in the high Andean plateaus of Peru, a cold, oxygen-poor environment with high winds and harsh sunlight. No other food plant exists in the world which will grow at so high an altitude. But the soil of these high plateaus are extremely rich in minerals, which accounts for the high level of trace minerals found in maca. Some of the Quechua-speaking Peruvian Indians who grow maca, still grow it in the traditional way, using no pesticides and a long fallow period before replanting,with only the natural fertilizer provided by their animals.