Known to contain:
Vitamin C, K1,
Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Zink, Phosphorus.
Rich in antioxidants, three times more than blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
To treat heart diseases, and regulate blood sugar. Such as protecting the body for bacteria, and give energy. It is also known to be antibacterial.
For treating skin problems, such as eczema, acne and wrinkles.
Also to treat eye problems, digestion, immune system, and to strengthen the brain’s capacity. Generally powerful for good health.
The berries is also shown to have cardiovascular health benefits, such as lung inflammation, also anti-diabetic effects and anti-viral effects.
History of the Maqui Berries:
The maqui berries is harvested by the native mapuche indians in Chile, and have been used by them for thousands of years treating different disorders.
The mapuche Indian warriors would drink juice of maqui berries before battle. The maqui belongs to the tree species Elaeocarpaceae family, and it is native to the Valdivian temperate rainforest of chile and to southern Argentina. The maqui is pronounced correctly by the mapuche ( Mah-kee )
That maqui berries contains more than two times the amount of antioxidants the Acai Berries.
After tests it is shown that maqui berries is the berries/fruit with the highest source of antioxidants. So its been said to be safe to say that the maqui berry is the world’s healthiest berry known to this day.
(mineral content (K, Ca, Ba, Br, Zn, Co, Cr, Fe, Na, Rb, Cs, and Sr) Highest nutrition value of the dried fruit:Ca (4,823 mg/kg), Fe (106 mg/kg), Na (49 mg/kg) and Zn (13 mg/kg)
How to use:
Eat the berries as they are, children, youth and adults can consume this berries. Mix them in your smoothie, tea, coffee, juice or water
Put a teaspoon of maqui berries in a jar of water, let it sit for 5-10 hours, and then drink the maqui infused water
Latin Name: Aristotelia chilensis