Here is the second of our Andean root vegetable fliers. This one has the lesser known Andean crops: Achira, Ahipa, Arracacha, Maca, and Mauka. There is a link to the full two-page version below. Click here for the two page PDF.
As I have written previously, last year’s maca (Lepidium meyenii) was a disappointment, but this year is turning out better, at least so far. I credit that largely to discarding much of what I know about maca. Maca plant with bonus weeds In its normal habitat, high in the Andes, maca stands largely alone. It […]
Maca roots from Wikimedia Commons Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is hot right now among people who consume so-called “super foods.” Apparently, most are consuming it as a powder added to their witch’s brews of obscure roots, berries, and twigs from distant lands. It is a member of the mustard family, sometimes called “Peruvian Ginseng”. For me, maca […]