Maqui (aristotelia chilensis): the ‘Patagonian Superfruit’ with a super deep purple colour and mild berry taste, this organic superfood is raw, wild-harvested and freeze-dried (not spray-dried) for maximum nutrient preservation and has NO fillers or sweeteners like maltodextrin. Maqui berry happily grows in over-exploited soils in its native country of Chile, and as such is a great erosion deterrent.
Maqui is used locally as a natural remedy or protectant for several health conditions, including arthritis and high cholesterol. But it is most popularly used to fight oxidisation. That’s because studies show that maqui contains anthocyanins, which are a potent type of antioxidant. Antioxidants help to fight the damage to our cells that are caused by free radicals as we age. Maqui berry offers numerous health benefits, partly due to substances in the berries (such as anthocyanins, flavonoids, and ellagic acid) that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
There are several ways you can use maqui berry, including mixing the juice into beverages or adding the berry powder to smoothies, desserts, or cereal. For a delicious breakfast, try stirring it into plain Greek yoghurt for a wonderfully zingy flavour.
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