Category Archives: Effects of Altitude on Phytochemistry and Genetics in Different Maca Phenotypes

Effects of Altitude on Phytochemistry and Genetics in Different Maca Phenotypes

Maca (Lepidium meyenii, Brassicaceae) tubers have been used by indigenous Peruvians as a medicinal food since antiquity. Age- and gender-specific physiological effects of maca have been seen in vivo and in human trials with male and pre- and postmenopausal female subjects. Effects vary by color phenotype and levels of bioactive compounds, including glucosinolates (GCs). In an earlier study, red maca

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