The maca root has always been used by the peasant population in the Peruvian Andes for wedding ceremonies, and the maca root was brought to Europe by Spaniards by ship in the 16th and 17th centuries. Only fairly traded roots from Peru, which grow there at an altitude of more than 3000 m, are used for Raab Bio Maca powder. 1 kg of maca powder is obtained from 6 kg of fresh maca roots. So the ratio is 6: 1. The powder contains valuable glucosinolates (mustard oil glucoside; 270 mg / 100 g or 14 mg / 5g). This group of phytochemicals also includes macamides and macaenes.