November 26, 2015


Kaniwa or Cañihua (Chenopodium pallidicaule)) is an upright plant form . Its size varies between 20 and 60 cm. Both the stems at the top , like leaves and inflorescences are covered with white or pink vesicles. Cañihua has its origin in the Andes of southern Peru and Bolivia and their culture is closely related to the pre-Inca Tiwanaku culture that developed in the two countries. At the time of the Spanish conquest, this plant as quinoa was cultivated and […]
March 17, 2015
maca peruana vs maca china

Peruvian Maca vs. Chinese Maca

Peruvian Maca Maca is a cruciferous vegetable that grows in the Peruvian Andes, mainly on the highlands of Junín between 13,000 and 15,000 feet (4100-4500 m), these extreme growing conditions favor the composition which is rich in nutrients and phytochemicals which makes maca a super food. Maca was domesticated about 2000 years ago by the Peruvian people the Spaniards who they arrived in Peru realized their valuable properties, especially for the animals which were after consumption of this plant plant […]
March 17, 2015
black maca root

Black maca, Andean energy…

BLACK MACA, the andean energy… Maca, Lepidium meyenii Walp. (Brassicaceae), has 13 different varieties, including black maca which is traditionally used to increase fertility in men and women. In fact, Father Bernabé Cobo, a chronicler during the Spanish conquest of Peru, referred to black maca as his property, during the first half of the seventeenth century. The peruvuan root is highly recommended and used to treat fertility problems and cognitive ability. The consumption increases and improves sperm production, favoring cognitive processes in […]