What is Maca

What is Maca

We are entranced by the idea of hygge, a Danish word that is roughly translated into English as “cozy.” Its true meaning captures a broader sense of shared warmth, community, conviviality and harmony meant to honor and cherish winter as a season in its own right. With its warming, robust qualities, our best-selling Cinnamon Red Maca is perhaps the most evocative of hygge within our line of raw nut spreads.

Made from only five organic ingredients–raw almonds, red maca, cinnamon, coconut sugar and vanilla–our Cinnamon Red Maca spread delivers quintessential holiday aromas and flavors along with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids.

Native to the high Andes, maca root is a vegetable similar to radishes and turnips. This ancient superfood is typically dried and then ground into powder for various nutritional uses. Rich in vitamin C, as well as B and E vitamins, this root is used to increase overall healthy, vitality and energy. An endocrine adaptogen, maca peruana has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac and is believed to help balance hormones, increase libido, heighten fertility and relieve moodiness associated with menstruation and menopause.

what is maca

The organic compounds in maca root are vulnerable to cooking, and our raw Cinnamon Red Maca is perfectly stone ground at low temperatures to insure the integrity of maca’s health benefits and nutty flavor. While Cinnamon Red Maca is “pure liquid gold” on its own, it also elevates many hygge-worthy recipes as an ingredient including Raw Apple Crumble, Crepes, Brownies and more. How will you warm up the season and share your jem with your loved ones? We look forward to hearing your stories and recipes.

Updated July 25, 2019

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We use Maca, warming cinnamon and sprouted organic almonds in this creamy blend that offers the tantalizing promise of renewed energy and a sense of true well being.

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