Is Red Maca strongly flavored?

Hi, I bought powdered red maca from Sunfood and it tastes rather funky and smells horrid! I’ve tried covering it up in several different smoothies but the flavor and smell always comes through. Does red maca have a stronger taste than regular maca? If not than do you know of anything that will cover up the taste? I like the durian type flavor that’s up front but the aftertaste is frightening! Thanks for the help!


  • beanybeeganbeanybeegan Raw Newbie

    Have you ever had the white Maca? If not, it tastes like malt. Like chocolate malt balls, with out the chocolate. I have never had the red but this would be a good comparison.

  • humanimalhumanimal Raw Newbie

    I found the red maca to be a little more mild tasting and not as effective. A good quality white maca or gelantanized maca always does the the trick. I had the first reaction when I started to take maca. I remember I would mix it with bananas and berries and it would totally mess up the whole drink. Mix maca with cacao powder or nibs,some sweetener, and some coconut oil and you will have something very delicious. You will begin the malty taste of maca that you will be able to increase the dosage. I believe that I got to 5 tbls once and that was intense! Hope this helps out a bit.


  • Blue_EyesBlue_Eyes Raw Master

    I found some of the white but it is in capsule form. If I open them up will they be the same thing? or do they use something different for that?

  • randommararandommara Raw Newbie

    beany and humanimal, Thanks for the info! Does white have that stanky smell and foul aftertaste? Can you guys recommend a brand?

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