Maca (lepidium meyenii walp), is a small root bulb, which grows in the Peruvian Andes at 4000m. Maca is a distant relative of celery as we know it and has been growing from time immemorial in the wild highlands of the Andes, a hostile and rugged area which is exposed to extreme climatic conditions. Maca is a very precious product for the inhabitants of this area due to its high proportion of valuable minerals and has been used for centuries as a fertility aid for humans and animals. The Spanish conquerors already transported the roots to Europe in ships in the 16th century. Maca was already deemed so valuable by the colonial lords of the time that they accepted it as a means of payment.
Maca contains important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and iron as well as valuable secondary plant substances. Maca is also regarded as a good source of energy for athletes. As well as the positive effect on physical performance, Maca also promotes psychological resilience.
More and more products from Asia and India are being offered on the European Markets as so called high quality organic. Sadly however, what the documents and analyses states does not always conform to the values determined by the laboratories which also carry counter-analyses. There have already been product recalls due to excessive levels of heavy metals or pesticides. In another case, the alleged organic goods had to be re-declared as conventional due to excessive pollution.
Demanding customers must be able to rely on compliance with quality standards. Quality comes at a price.
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