The high antioxidant claims helping to drive sales of dark chocolate stand to get an extra boost by the inclusion of maca, an ancient Peruvian root still used today to promote immunity, energy and hormone balance. “People would put it in cakes and cookies,” said Dr. B.J. Adrezin, president and chief executive of Potent Foods, a Portland, Ore., manufacturer of organic maca bars combining chocolate and maca. Maca is actually a member of the radish family and grown in the higher elevations of ...

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