Our Gelatinized Red Maca Root Chips are carefully and consciously grown, processed and handled. They come from an organic farming cooperative in and around Junin, Peru. We work only with producers who own and manage their lands at a local grass roots level. The cooperative of farmers is committed both to organic farming and to producing only the highest quality Maca products. Gelatinized Red Maca chips are made from Red Maca roots, which make up about 25% off the annual harvest in Peru. These roots are pre-cooked to remove starch content and ease digestion. This superfood helps with fertility, hormone levels, energy building, mental focus, and more. Our Maca Root Chips are the closest to whole Maca roots that can legally be exported from Peru. That’s because Maca is considered a “heritage product” of Peru and the Peruvian government does not allow whole roots to be exported to avoid them being planted in other countries. Recent scientific research has found Red Maca to have some important unique properties among all Maca colors. A 2005 study found Red Maca to reduce the size of the prostate and reported it to have the “highest peak values” for 7 functional nutrients of all Maca colors. A study from Peru from 2010 found Red Maca to be the most protective of bone structure, density and strength. And another study in 2009 found that Red Maca had a “very favorable” impact on “energy, mood, sexual desire and hormone balance.” Red Maca is especially recommended for male prostate, female fertility, libido and hormone balance and for both men and women to naturally boost vitality. 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.