Grown high in the Andes mountains of central Peru and Bolivia, maca root has been cultivated for over 3,000 years. A staple in Andean cuisine, maca has been widely recognized as a superfood and possesses a wealth of beneficial properties. Maca functions as an adaptogen, a natural substance that stimulates and strengthens the body to maintain balance. In The Pure Power of Maca, Beverly Lynn Bennett reviews maca's nutritional and beneficial properties. She thoroughly covers how to incorporate powdered maca into daily meals and provides 32 delicious recipes, including beverages, snacks, sides, main dishes, and treats. This book will show you why maca has been recommended for decades by both conventional and alternative health care providers worldwide.