What are the different colours of maca?
Maca comes in three main colours, with each colour having different unique properties. All three colours arise from the same seed crop, so in essence you cannot independently cultivate a single colour. It is just the skin that is coloured so once sun-dried and processed all powders look similar but are used for different conditions.
The fundamental properties of the three colours
Red and black maca are used daily in low-dose or acutely in high-doses compared to yellow maca, used more as a daily food source.
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