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the benefits of maca

21st June 2017 by Jess

Also known as “peruvian ginseng”, maca root was a superfood used for its energising, hormone balancing and immunity strengthening properties in the Great Incan Empire. Since maca powder is so popular on the food circuit, our nutritionist Jess decided to take a closer look at this valuable superfood.


what is maca?

You might have heard of Peruvian maca before, but you probably didn't know that it's an adaptogenic root vegetable from the broccoli family!

South American cultures have used the plant for centuries for all sorts of health challenges from hormonal balancing, increasing libido, stamina, endurance, physical strength, mental focus and reducing anxiety and depression.*

Although the scientific evidence for the claims of maca are at times not hugely significant, the South Americans wouldn’t be without it and the news about maca has spread far and wide across the globe.

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to her website at for even more.

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