About our Ingredients

Maybe not the most exciting part of our website, but we believe that knowledge is important (NAWI does, after all, mean "knowledge" in Quechua).

We take care to source quality, potent superfood ingredients with proven health benefits.

We've read the literature and done the research so you don't have to, but just in case you're curious...



Sandoval, M. et al. (2001). Antioxidant activity of cruciferous vegetable Maca (Lepidium meyenii). Food Chemistry, 79 (2).

Cordova, A., et al. (2001). Lepidium meyenii (maca) improved semen parameters in adult men. (2001). Asian Journal of Andrology, 3.

Gonzales, G (2011). Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a Plant from the Peruvian HighlandsEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2012.

Wang, Y., et al. (2007). Maca: An Andean crop with multi-pharmacological functionsFood Research International, 40, 783-92.


Andújar et al. (2012). Cocoa polyphenols and their potential benefits for human healthOxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. Volume 2012.

Ismail, A. + Jalil, A. M. M. (2008). Polyphenols in cocoa and cocoa products: Is there a link between antioxidant properties and health? Molecules, 13 (9), 2190-219.


Apostolidis et al. (2009). Evaluation of antihyperglycemia and antihypertension potential of native Peruvian fruits using in vitro modelsJournal of Medicinal Food, 12, 278-91.

Dini, I. (2011). Flavonoid glycosides from Pourteria obovata (R. Br.) fruit flour. Food Chemistry, 124, 884-88.

Roji. L. E., et al. (2011). Wound-healing properties of nut oil from Pouteria lucumaJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 9 (3), 185-95.

Yao, L. H. et al. (2004). Flavonoids in food and their health benefitsPlant foods for Human Nutrition, 5, 113-22.


Rolim, P. et al. (2011). Glycemic profile and prebiotic potential in vitro of bread with yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) flour. Ciencia Y Tecnologia Alimentaria, 31 (2).

Fernández, M., Lachman, E.C. & Orsák, M. (2003). Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolia) chemical composition and use -- a review. Plant, Soil, and Environment, 49, 283-90.

Gorbach, S. (2000). Probiotics and gastrointestinal health. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 95 (1), S2-S4.

Valentová, K., + Ulrichová, J. (2003). Smallanthus sonchifolius and Lepidium meyenii -- prospective Andean crops fro the prevention of chronic diseases. Biomedical Papers, 147 (2), 119-30.