Maca (scientific name: Lepidium meyenii walp.), (Spanish: Maca). It is a cruciferous plant native to the Andes of South America. It has elliptical leaves and round radish like roots. It's edible. It's a pure natural food with rich nutrients. It's reputed as "South American ginseng". The hypocotyls of Maka may be golden or yellowish, red, purple, blue, black or green. Light yellow roots are the most common, with the best shape and taste. Maka is rich in high unit nutrients, which can nourish and strengthen the body.