SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT #3 MACA
It's #3 of our #SUPERFOODSPOTLIGHT series and today we're going mental for MACA!
Not that we have favourites or anything, but it might just be the best one....
We take that back! We love ALL of our superfoods💛 but Maca is definitely a superduperfood - it's a science term 🤓 - and here's why.....
What the hell is Maca?
It's a vegetable!
Well, it's a root vegetable.
It grows in Peru and has been around for about 3000 years...
Maca root grows in the mountains of Peru at altitudes of up to 11,000 feet! That makes it the highest altitude growing plant in the world⛰️
Maca belongs to the same family as broccoli and cabbage and is known to increase fertility in both men and women. Ok that was 2 facts 😳 but we can't help that Maca is so awesome...
What does it taste like?
Maca has been described as having a caramel or malt - like flavour with a hint of butterscotch. Pretty sweet for a veggie we'd say😉
Why is it healthy?
It's a source of 20 different kinds of vitamins and minerals
It has been shown to boost sexual function, libido and fertility.
Studies have found that it's great for stamina
It gives you ENERGY💪
Maca has been used to reduce the effects of menopause
It regulates hormones
I guess what we're trying to say is, if you're looking for a superfood that does pretty much EVERYTHING, then Maca is a great all rounder.
And it's malty flavour pairs particularly well with cocoa! Hmmmm, if only some awesome chocolate company would create a super delish Maca bar...Oh wait, HERE'S one!