Have you ever heard of the maqui berry? Chances are you haven’t, if you live outside of the Chilean rain forest, where it is harvested. However, this deep purple berry is now being shipped around the world, and it appears poised to join the ranks of other South American “super foods,” such as acai and camu camu.
What’s so special about maqui? It’s reported to contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants of any berry found on earth. Anti-oxidants are what protect our cells from free radical damage. Most notable is its high level of anthocyanin, an anti-inflammatory compound.
Maqui is both a food and a medicine. It has been used by the Mapuche Indians to treat a variety of ailments, such as diarrhea and infections. It contains large amounts of Vitamin C and other nutrients.Buy Now