We carry delicious, wholesale and bulk organic maca in raw powder.
In the natural food industry, there’s a lot of debate over Raw vs Gelatinized Maca. At Imlak’esh Organics, we choose raw organic Maca and microgrind it. That way, our Maca provides the maximum nutritional value and best bioavailability of nutrients.
What is Gelatinization? It’s a high heating process that breaks down starch molecules. Imlak’esh Maca is raw because studies show that high heating degrades the content of glucosinolates in Maca. Glucosinolate is one of the key bioactive constituents responsible for the therapeutic functions of Maca. It has also been linked to cancer prevention and cardiovascular health.
What about Digestibility? Proponents of gelatinized maca make the claim that removing starch makes it easier to digest the root. At Imlak’esh Organics, we microgrind our maca root into a super fine powder that is 6 times smaller than the average powder particle. By doing so, we break up the root so your digestive system doesn’t have to. This creates maximum nutrient bioavailability.
Raw Maca has a mildly sweeter flavor that is a subtle addition to smoothie blends, food bars, and baked goods. This organic superfood is said to increase energy, improve libido, ease stress, and balance hormones.