What's the deal with your Gelatinized Maca Powder?

We get it — "gelatinized" is a weird and unnerving word!

But not to worry; gelatinization is merely a processing method and not any kind of added ingredient or filler. The only difference between Navitas Maca Powder and Gelatinized Maca Powder is in the way they are processed:

  • Maca Powder is processed and ground at a low-temperature.

  • Gelatinized Maca Powder undergoes a heat treatment, which is called gelatinization.

So why heat maca? Here are some fun facts about gelatinization:

  • The heated gelatinization process breaks down some of the starches in the maca root, allowing them to be removed from the final product.

  • With some of the starches removed, Gelatinized Maca is easier for the body to digest.

  • Traditional cultures cooked and mashed maca before consuming it, which had a similar effect of breaking down the natural starches.
  • Gelatinization is vegan; it has nothing to do with gelatin.

  • Due to this heating process, our Gelatinized Maca Powder has a warmer, toastier smell and flavor than our regular Maca Powder.

  • Both contain beneficial adaptogenic properties and are delicious!

Try it in our Cacao Maca Energy Elixir!