The bioactive natural product profiles of fresh and dried maca are distinct.•
Bioactive amides reported for maca are exclusively present in dried hypocotyls.•
Glucosinolate and lipid hydrolysis during drying results in amine and free fatty acid buildup.•
Benzylamine and free fatty acid accumulation correlates well with amide synthesis.•
VOC monitoring during drying allows an indirect measurement of amide accumulation.
Eliana Esparzaa,Antonella Hadzicha,Waltraud Kofera,Axel Mithöferb,Eric G. Cosioa, ,
Available online 25 March 2015