Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) is an intense purple berry that grows wild throughout the pristine southern regions of southern Chile. Coined ‘The Ultimate Super Fruit’, maqui has one of the highest antioxidant scores of any fruit known - even more than acai berries!
Traditionally maqui berries have been used by the indigenous Chilean Mapuche Indians to promote strength, endurance and overall health. The Mapuche Indian tribe was the only tribe in the Americas who were not conquered by invading colonists. Legend has it that Mapuche warriors consumed a fermented beverage made from maqui berries three times a day, which may have contributed to their amazing strength and endurance qualities. Every part of the incredible Patagonian maqui tree has medicinal properties – including the leaf and bark.
Our Organic Maqui Berry Powder has a delightful, slightly tart berry flavour, similar to blueberry, blackberry and acai. It is also freeze-dried to ensure the flavour and vital nutrients contained within the fresh fruit are retained.
- Immune Support
- Skin Health
- Cardiovascular Health
Due to its incredibly high levels of antioxidants maqui berry has numerous health benefits. The antioxidants and phenolic compounds in maqui berry (including delphinidin, malvidin, petunidin, cumarins, triterpenes, flavonoids, indols and cyanidins to name just a few) provide cell protection from oxidative stress helping to enhance immunity, protect against age related conditions and support cardiovascular and skin health. Research has also shown that certain components of the maqui berry may also help people maintain a healthy body weight as well as promote healthy blood glucose regulation.
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Adults: 1-2 teaspoons daily.
Children (12 and under): 1/4-1/2 teaspoon daily.
Add to smoothies, yoghurt, cereal and raw desserts or mix well in water or juice and consume all sediment.
Reseal pouch and store in a cool dry place or refrigerate for maximum shelf-life.
Organic freeze-dried maqui berry powder*. No preservatives or additives.(*Certified organic)
Packed in a facility that may have exposure to nuts and sesame seeds.
Q: Can Maqui and Acai berry make you lose weight? I see ads for these diets all the time on the internet and wondered how I should use them?
A: These berries have a huge number of different health supporting phytochemicals, however we are still discovering exactly how these different compounds benefit us. What is clear is that they have a high ORAC antioxidant score, so they are good for detoxing and may assist in removing toxins from the body. These berry powders will not by themselves facilitate weight loss but will definitely help keep you healthy when part of a balanced diet and exercise plan.