Maca grows at over 4000 meters above sea level and has been used for thousands of years in the Peruvian culture.Maca is a root vegetable and looks like a radish or turnip and tastes a bit like horseradish and parsnips. The Maca root grows in the Andes at 4000-4500 meters altitude (halfway to Mount Everest) and thrives best in tough climate and nutrient-poor soil in a landscape that can best be described as a moonscape. South American legends describe how the Inca Warriors ate the Maca vegetable before battle.Peruvian GinsengMaca is also known as Peruvian Ginseng and many top athletes have used Maca in their practice. Maca consists of 60% carbohydrates, 8.5% Fiber and 10% Protein. Maca contains several different micro-nutrients such as lipids, carotenoids, polyphenols and alkaloids. Superfruits Maca are carefully selected, cleaned, washed and dried before being ground to a powder. The powder is RAW which means that the product is never heated above 42 ° C. Superfruits Maca is certified organic.Maca is excellent for adding to smoothies and cooking. Maca adds an extra zing to drinks. For example, this chocolate drink can be made: ½ - 1 tbsp Maca powder, 3 dl any type of milk, RAW Cacao powder, RAW Agave syrup.