Peruvian Maca Root
(Lepidium meyenii)








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Maca Detailed Biological Analysis
MACA ROOT
Lepidium meyeniii walp
Proximate Analysis (g%)

Moisture
Total Proteins
Fat
Fiber
Ash
Carbohydrates
Total nitrogen
Non-Protein Nitrogen
Pure Protein
Starch
Soluble Sugars
Direct Reducing
Soluble Sugars



9.71
17.99
0.82
5.30
3.49
62.62
2.87
1.55
8.25
37.86
6.17

16.52
Amino Acids (mg concentration per g protein)

Glutamatic acid
Arginine
Asparatic acid
Leucine
Valine
Glycine
Alanine
Phenylalanine
Lisine
Serine
Isoleucine
Threonine
Tyrosine
Methionine
HO-Proline

Hystidine
Sarcosine

Proline
Cysteine

Tryptophane




156.5
99.40
91.70
91.00
79.30
68.30
63.10
55.30
54.50
50.40
47.40
33.10
30.60
28.00
26.00
21.90
0.70
0.50
unknown
unknown

Chemicals and Phytochemicals

Bencil and p-methoxibenzile glucosinolates

saponins

steroids and/or trypterphenes

phenolic compounds

flavonoids and/or coumarins
tannins


glycosides

secondary aliphatic amines

tertiary amines

chlorophormic phase: alkaloids

methanolic phase: fructose and alkaloids


43.03
3.52
0.61
0.42


1130
20
70
490
320



Vitamins (g%)

Niacin
Ascorbic Acid
Riboflavin
Thiamine
Minerals (mg%)

Potassium
Sodium
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphorous
Protein Components (%)

Albumins & Globulins
Glutelins
Prolamins
True Protein


74.01
15.30
10.68
42.19




Micro minerals (ppm)

Copper
Zinc
Magnesium
Iron
Boron


6
32
22
80
12
Secondary Metabolites

- anthocyamines (responsible for the external coloration of the roots)
- terpenoides/triterpenoides
- Dextrine
- 6 steroidal saponins
- 3 glycosinolates
Source:

LABORATORIOS FARMACEUTICOS MARKOS S.A
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for Maca Source S.R.L., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maca Source, Inc. in accordance with Certificate of Analysis requirements for export. Maca Source is certified with the Government of Peru Sanitary Register and is the authorized distributor of gelatinized maca products worldwide as established by the proprietary process of the University Agraria La Molina and as researched and tested by the Peru government in conjunction with University Cayetano Heredia.
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