• Chemistry, Medicine
  • Published in
    Journal of agricultural and…
    2002
  • DOI:10.1021/jf020280x

Investigation of the tuber constituents of maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp.).

@article{Piacente2002InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation of the tuber constituents of maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp.).},
  author={Sonia Piacente and Virginia Carbone and Alberto Plaza and Aurelia Zampelli and Cosimo Pizza},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 20},
  pages={
          5621-5
        }
}
Lepidium meyenii, known in South America as maca, has received attention worldwide as a powerful energizer that improves physical and mental conditions and increases fertility. Because of these reports, we investigated the secondary metabolites of the tuber of maca. The methanol extract of the tuber of maca contained, in addition to free sugars and amino acids, the following: uridine, malic acid and its benzoyl derivative, and the glucosinolates, glucotropaeolin and m-methoxyglucotropaeolin… CONTINUE READING

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