Table 3: Content of the six most abundant macamides in maca powder (mg/g DW).

MacamideMean ± SE

Methoxy-n-benzyl-(9Z.12Z.15Z)-octadecatrienamide0.12 ± 0.05
n-Benzyl-(9Z.12Z.15Z)-octadecatrienamide1.02 ± 0.17
Methoxy-n-benzyl-(9Z.12Z)-octadecadienamide0.10 ± 0.01
n-Benzyl-(9Z.12Z)-octadecadienamide1.02 ± 0.16
n-Benzylhexadecanamide1.68 ± 0.29
n-Benzyl-(9Z)-octadecanamide0.41 ± 0.08