Raw maca powder is the powdered form of the dried maca bulb. In Peru raw maca is always consumed cooked as it is high in starch, bacteria and aflatoxin producing mould. It is traditionally boiled in teas, soups or stews as a food source and a medicinal. Scientific studies have shown that cooking raw maca enhances its medicinal properties (read more here). We do not export raw maca powder due to the risk of it being consumed raw.