Commonly used as a flavor in juice, milk shakes, smoothies, as ingredient in pastres or energy bars, or for encapsulating.
Gelatinized maca powder is made from maca roots.Maca is grown in the Andes above 4000 meters above sea level. It is harvested manually and left to dry in the sun. Then it is grinded, dried and extruded. In the extrusion or gelatinization process, maca goes through a fast cooking that breaks its long chain of starch, the result is a more concentrated product, with greater bioavailability (assimilation), digestibility and solubility against raw Maca, preserving all its natural active ingredients
The main active ingredients of maca roots are glucosinolates and macamides. Glucosinolates are also a kind of secondary metabolites in Maca, which are considered to be responsible for the distinctive, pungent flavor of Maca . This product is an instant drink
During the process to produce Ecoandino, no anticaking agent (i.e. Ecoandino does not use silicon dioxide) is used. In the product there may be naturally occurring clumping due to the standing or resting position of the product in the bag, although it is easy to separate by stirring.