Premium Gelatinized Black Maca powder has been pre-cooked to dissolve most starch content and ease digestion. It takes about 4 kg of Raw Maca roots to produce 1 Kg of Gelatinized Maca powder. This premium product is made using a unique process. Instead of being sun-dried after harvest, the fresh roots are immediately cleaned, ground into a pulp and low temperature dried to produce a powder, which is then gelatinized to dissolve most starch content. This careful and quick handling preserves more vital nutrients of the Maca roots and makes for a significantly more potent product. Note that it also has a much stronger taste than standard gelatinized black maca powder . Gelatinized Premium Maca is easier to digest than a Raw Maca powder making it suitable for the majority of people. Scientific research has found Black Maca to have some important properties among all Maca colors. A 2009 study in Peru found Black Maca to be the best for increasing sperm count and motility as well as for boosting male libido. A Swiss study from 2010 showed Black Maca to excel at protecting bone structure and preventing osteoporosis. 2 studies from China in 2006 and 2011 found Black Maca to be superior for increasing memory, concentration and learning. And a UK study from 2011 found that Black Maca supported muscle growth. We generally recommend Black Maca for men looking to increase libido and performance, for students looking to boost mental sharpness and for anyone working to increase muscle size or athletic performance. Black Maca is a nutritional powerhouse, containing nearly all essential amino acids and free fatty acids, significant levels of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, minerals iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium, a high concentration of bio-available protein and nutrients unique to Maca called macaenes and macamides. The Maca Team, LLC is dedicated to preserving and sharing high quality Peruvian grown Maca with the world. As a family run company of Maca specialists, we’re here to bring you the most Maca has to offer. We are proud to source and sell the best selection of high quality Peruvian Maca in the world. All of our products are always organically grown, fairly traded, GMO-free, fresh and potent.