Maca Root Powder: Peru         Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” that grows in the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas. Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina and as a libido-fertility herb goes back more than 500 years.  Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” that grows in the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas.  Maca is a powerful adaptogen that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms and is now being prescribed by many health practitioners as a safe, effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).  Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina and as a libido-fertility herb goes back more than 500 years, and today it is gaining worldwide attention for its effectiveness.  Read this Discovery Health article .  From a nutritional standpoint, maca is low in calories (10 cal per tsp) but rich in sugar, proteins, starches, and important minerals, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. It also contains numerous trace minerals (including iodine), B vitamins, linoleic and oleic oils (essential fatty acids), and 18 amino acids, including 7 of the 9 essential amino acids.  Many people use maca as a daily tonic added to their super green drink or smoothie, or just plain in water. Add it to your favorite smoothie recipe for an extra energy boost.  Our organic raw maca is made of roots dried at low temperatures and then ground into a powder.

Maca Root Powder: Peru      

Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” that grows in the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas. Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina and as a libido-fertility herb goes back more than 500 years.

Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” that grows in the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas.

Maca is a powerful adaptogen that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms and is now being prescribed by many health practitioners as a safe, effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina and as a libido-fertility herb goes back more than 500 years, and today it is gaining worldwide attention for its effectiveness. Read this Discovery Health article.

From a nutritional standpoint, maca is low in calories (10 cal per tsp) but rich in sugar, proteins, starches, and important minerals, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. It also contains numerous trace minerals (including iodine), B vitamins, linoleic and oleic oils (essential fatty acids), and 18 amino acids, including 7 of the 9 essential amino acids.

Many people use maca as a daily tonic added to their super green drink or smoothie, or just plain in water. Add it to your favorite smoothie recipe for an extra energy boost.

Our organic raw maca is made of roots dried at low temperatures and then ground into a powder.

  Lucuma Powder: Peru         The delicious, fragrant flavor of lucuma blends well with ice creams, yogurts, baby foods, and a wide range of desserts. In fact, lucuma is the most popular ice cream flavor in the Andes.   Lucuma is a sweet and edible fruit of the Lucuma tree ( Pouteria obovata,  or  Lucuma obovata ), is a subtropical fruit of Andean origin, native to Peru. Lucuma has been found on ceramics at burial sites of the indigenous people of coastal Peru. The Moche people, who were fascinated with agriculture, chose to represent fruits and vegetables, including lucuma, in their art. The fruit was first seen and reported by Europeans in Ecuador in 1531.    ‘Gold of the Incas’   The orange and yellow pulp of this ancient, exotic fruit was once hailed the “Gold of the Incas.” A native to the highlands of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, the fruit of the evergreen lucuma tree has been honoured spiritually due to it’s exquisite composition.    The Lucuma Advantage   The lucuma’s flesh has a unique flavor of maple and sweet potato. Lucuma is a healthy alternative sweetener; it has a sweet taste, but is very low in sugars. Rich in beta-carotene, niacin, and iron, lucuma powder is preferable to empty calorie sweeteners. It’s full-bodied, maple-like taste creates versatile dessert ingredients, and it blends well to make great smoothies, puddings, and ice creams, and can also be used as a flour in exotic pies and pastries.   

Lucuma Powder: Peru      

The delicious, fragrant flavor of lucuma blends well with ice creams, yogurts, baby foods, and a wide range of desserts. In fact, lucuma is the most popular ice cream flavor in the Andes. 

Lucuma is a sweet and edible fruit of the Lucuma tree (Pouteria obovata, or Lucuma obovata), is a subtropical fruit of Andean origin, native to Peru. Lucuma has been found on ceramics at burial sites of the indigenous people of coastal Peru. The Moche people, who were fascinated with agriculture, chose to represent fruits and vegetables, including lucuma, in their art. The fruit was first seen and reported by Europeans in Ecuador in 1531. 

‘Gold of the Incas’

The orange and yellow pulp of this ancient, exotic fruit was once hailed the “Gold of the Incas.” A native to the highlands of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, the fruit of the evergreen lucuma tree has been honoured spiritually due to it’s exquisite composition. 

The Lucuma Advantage

The lucuma’s flesh has a unique flavor of maple and sweet potato. Lucuma is a healthy alternative sweetener; it has a sweet taste, but is very low in sugars. Rich in beta-carotene, niacin, and iron, lucuma powder is preferable to empty calorie sweeteners. It’s full-bodied, maple-like taste creates versatile dessert ingredients, and it blends well to make great smoothies, puddings, and ice creams, and can also be used as a flour in exotic pies and pastries.

 

  Goji Powder          The goji berry is a sweet red fruit native to Asia, used as a medicinal food for thousands of years. It has been studied extensively to substantiate its health benefits. With over 15% protein, 21 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and one of the highest amounts of beta carotene, the goji berry is a nutrient-dense superfood. Its polysaccharides, notably the lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) show that LBP polysaccharides are exceptional sources of the essential cell sugars necessary for proper immune function and intercellular communication.    Why Goji?   The goji berry is a sweet red fruit native to Asia, used as a medicinal food for thousands of years, and studied extensively to substantiate its health claims. With over 15% protein, 21 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and one of the highest amounts of beta carotene, the goji berry is a nutrient-dense superfood.  The most important nutrient in goji berries is its polysaccharides, most notably the lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP). Studies show that LBP polysaccharides are exceptional sources of the essential cell sugars necessary for proper immune function and intercellular communication.  These polysaccharides can enhance health in a variety of ways, including building immune competence, improving DNA restoration and repair, and maintaining normal cell growth; and they may help slow the aging process.  LBP also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, beneficial to visual acuity. Goji berries are an abundant source of nutrients that can provide retina protection, and are thus particularly recommended for diabetic patients.  In addition to LBP, the fruit contains:  18 amino acids, including the 8 essential ones, More antioxidant carotenoids than any other known food, including more beta carotene than carrots, and zeaxanthin (which protects the eyes), A rich source of vitamin C, 21 trace minerals, including germanium, an anti-cancer substance rarely found in foods, Vitamins B1, B2, and B6, and vitamin E.  Our berries are dried at low temperatures and ground into powder, so you get all the fiber as well as some nutrients that are lost in the juicing process.   

Goji Powder       

The goji berry is a sweet red fruit native to Asia, used as a medicinal food for thousands of years. It has been studied extensively to substantiate its health benefits. With over 15% protein, 21 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and one of the highest amounts of beta carotene, the goji berry is a nutrient-dense superfood. Its polysaccharides, notably the lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) show that LBP polysaccharides are exceptional sources of the essential cell sugars necessary for proper immune function and intercellular communication. 

Why Goji?

The goji berry is a sweet red fruit native to Asia, used as a medicinal food for thousands of years, and studied extensively to substantiate its health claims. With over 15% protein, 21 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and one of the highest amounts of beta carotene, the goji berry is a nutrient-dense superfood.

The most important nutrient in goji berries is its polysaccharides, most notably the lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP). Studies show that LBP polysaccharides are exceptional sources of the essential cell sugars necessary for proper immune function and intercellular communication.

These polysaccharides can enhance health in a variety of ways, including building immune competence, improving DNA restoration and repair, and maintaining normal cell growth; and they may help slow the aging process.

LBP also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, beneficial to visual acuity. Goji berries are an abundant source of nutrients that can provide retina protection, and are thus particularly recommended for diabetic patients.

In addition to LBP, the fruit contains:

18 amino acids, including the 8 essential ones, More antioxidant carotenoids than any other known food, including more beta carotene than carrots, and zeaxanthin (which protects the eyes), A rich source of vitamin C, 21 trace minerals, including germanium, an anti-cancer substance rarely found in foods, Vitamins B1, B2, and B6, and vitamin E.

Our berries are dried at low temperatures and ground into powder, so you get all the fiber as well as some nutrients that are lost in the juicing process.

 

  Mesquite Pod Powder: Peru        Mesquite powder has a molasses-like flavor with a slight hint of caramel. It’s great in teas, coffees, yogurts, energy bars, and fruit/nut butter spreads. In desert areas of the Americas, mesquite seed pods have long been used as a food source by the indigenous peoples, who traditionally ground them into a powder to be used as a flour or processed into a sweetener, a sweet beverage, or a fermented alcoholic drink. Today, mesquite powder is proving to be a versatile food with a high nutritional and flavor value.  Our organic mesquite is a nutritious powder with a sweet, nutty flavor. The powder is ground from the seed pods of the  mesquite plant , also known as algorroba (Prosopis juliflora), a leguminous plant found in arid areas around the world, including parts of South America and the southwestern U.S.  In desert areas of the Americas, mesquite seed pods have long been used as a food source by the indigenous peoples, who traditionally ground them into a powder to be used as a flour or processed into a sweetener, a sweet beverage, or a fermented alcoholic drink. Today, mesquite powder is proving to be a versatile food with a high nutritional and flavor value.  Mesquite is also highly effective in balancing blood sugar. Because its sugar is in the form of fructose, which does not require insulin for metabolism, mesquite helps maintain a constant blood sugar level for a sustained period of time. It supports the diet of diabetics, and helps maintain a healthy insulin system in others.  For thousands of years, Native Americans in the Southwest and Mexico relied on mesquite as a food staple, and there was no diabetes in those communities. Today, as the people have moved away from their native foods and become less active, diabetes and obesity have increased. Fifty percent of the Pima and Tohono O'odham people over the age of 35 reportedly suffer from diabetes, and it is believed that the removal of mesquite from their diets is one of the main causes.   

Mesquite Pod Powder: Peru     

Mesquite powder has a molasses-like flavor with a slight hint of caramel. It’s great in teas, coffees, yogurts, energy bars, and fruit/nut butter spreads. In desert areas of the Americas, mesquite seed pods have long been used as a food source by the indigenous peoples, who traditionally ground them into a powder to be used as a flour or processed into a sweetener, a sweet beverage, or a fermented alcoholic drink. Today, mesquite powder is proving to be a versatile food with a high nutritional and flavor value.

Our organic mesquite is a nutritious powder with a sweet, nutty flavor. The powder is ground from the seed pods of the mesquite plant, also known as algorroba (Prosopis juliflora), a leguminous plant found in arid areas around the world, including parts of South America and the southwestern U.S.

In desert areas of the Americas, mesquite seed pods have long been used as a food source by the indigenous peoples, who traditionally ground them into a powder to be used as a flour or processed into a sweetener, a sweet beverage, or a fermented alcoholic drink. Today, mesquite powder is proving to be a versatile food with a high nutritional and flavor value.

Mesquite is also highly effective in balancing blood sugar. Because its sugar is in the form of fructose, which does not require insulin for metabolism, mesquite helps maintain a constant blood sugar level for a sustained period of time. It supports the diet of diabetics, and helps maintain a healthy insulin system in others.

For thousands of years, Native Americans in the Southwest and Mexico relied on mesquite as a food staple, and there was no diabetes in those communities. Today, as the people have moved away from their native foods and become less active, diabetes and obesity have increased. Fifty percent of the Pima and Tohono O'odham people over the age of 35 reportedly suffer from diabetes, and it is believed that the removal of mesquite from their diets is one of the main causes.

 

  Raw Organic Acai Powder   A small, dark purple berry, the fruit of a native South American palm tree from the genus Euterpe. Native to the tropical floodplains of Central and South America, acai berries grow on tall palm trees extending up to 25 feet high, which are climbed and harvested by hand.   Acai has enjoyed a long history of popularity extending thousands of years: from ancient Amazonian tribes using it medicinally, to modern Brazilian surf cultures prizing acai as an excellent energy food. This freeze-dried whole berry powder is considered a true antioxidant powerhouse, and is loaded with healthy monosaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The berries are also a great source of vitamin C, and posses many other micronutrients including polyphenols and flavonoids.   

Raw Organic Acai Powder

A small, dark purple berry, the fruit of a native South American palm tree from the genus Euterpe. Native to the tropical floodplains of Central and South America, acai berries grow on tall palm trees extending up to 25 feet high, which are climbed and harvested by hand. 

Acai has enjoyed a long history of popularity extending thousands of years: from ancient Amazonian tribes using it medicinally, to modern Brazilian surf cultures prizing acai as an excellent energy food. This freeze-dried whole berry powder is considered a true antioxidant powerhouse, and is loaded with healthy monosaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The berries are also a great source of vitamin C, and posses many other micronutrients including polyphenols and flavonoids.

 

  Raw, Organic Cacao Powder: Peru        Our cacao beans are hand-selected for quality, partially fermented to alleviate bitterness, and processed at low temperatures for maximum nutrient retention. Once extracted from the pod-like fruit, purified water is used to cleanse the beans. The whole beans are peeled and cold-pressed to form a paste, the bean’s oil is extracted, and our nutrient-dense cacao powder is formed.   The dried seeds of a South American evergreen tree (Theobroma cacao of the family Sterculiaceae), are most commonly used in making cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter. Also called cacao bean, and cocoa bean. Cacao has long been enjoyed for its healthful and invigorating properties in Mexican, Central, and South American cultures. Mayan civilizations associated cacao with the food that their gods chose to consume and thrive upon. Cacao paste was frequently used in sacred rituals, with an annual festival held devoted entirely to honoring the “cacao god.”   Cacao contains a naturally rich supply of antioxidants, and is also an excellent source of dietary fiber. In addition, cacao is known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium, contains an impressively high iron content, and also possesses many other essential minerals in significant quantities. 

Raw, Organic Cacao Powder: Peru     

Our cacao beans are hand-selected for quality, partially fermented to alleviate bitterness, and processed at low temperatures for maximum nutrient retention. Once extracted from the pod-like fruit, purified water is used to cleanse the beans. The whole beans are peeled and cold-pressed to form a paste, the bean’s oil is extracted, and our nutrient-dense cacao powder is formed. 

The dried seeds of a South American evergreen tree (Theobroma cacao of the family Sterculiaceae), are most commonly used in making cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter. Also called cacao bean, and cocoa bean. Cacao has long been enjoyed for its healthful and invigorating properties in Mexican, Central, and South American cultures. Mayan civilizations associated cacao with the food that their gods chose to consume and thrive upon. Cacao paste was frequently used in sacred rituals, with an annual festival held devoted entirely to honoring the “cacao god.” 

Cacao contains a naturally rich supply of antioxidants, and is also an excellent source of dietary fiber. In addition, cacao is known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium, contains an impressively high iron content, and also possesses many other essential minerals in significant quantities.