What I see in maca is a means of normalizing our steroid hormones like testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. Therefore it has facility to forestall the hormonal changes of aging. – Dr. Gary Gordon

Maca is a tuber, part of the crucifer family, also called ‘Peruvian Ginseng.” It has been cultivated for more than 3000 years from the Andes Mountains in Peru. This superfood is rich in fibre, calcium, iron and amino acids. It’s known to improve energy and stamina, balance hormones, promotes mental clarity, reduces stress, and traditionally has been used to boost sex drive and fertility. Maca is rich in fibre and protein, and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It’s often sold powdered and has a nutty, butterscotch, vanilla taste.

How to Enjoy:

In a smoothie

In an energy bar

In chocolate

In baking recipes

Canadian Brands we Love:

Harmonic Arts

Vega

This post is part of our series Superfoods to Enjoy with Yoso that highlights some of our favourite healthy, nutrient rich, superfood ingredients to enjoy with our dairy-free products.