Maca is a root vegetable grown and consumed in the Andean Mountains for centuries. Traditionally it's always cooked and used in different local dishes. Maca is roasted to produce a delicious snack or dried and mixed with milk to make porridge. .
Maca flour is used in baking as base or flavoring. In the Andes a beer called chicha de maca is produced from the roots. Maca is believed to have hormone normalizing effects to men and women.
Maca is very popular in Peru and assumed to increase sexual libido, fight menopause and depression symptoms as well as enhancing energy, stamina and memory.