Organic maqui berry powder from Chile in raw food quality.
Maqui berry powder has become very popular in recent years as a popular natural supplement. It has a slightly fruity flavor and is wonderful for fruity food.
The first recorded use of the Maqui berry was found in the middle ages by a Spanish missionary. He describes how the Mapuche Indians who lived near the Andes Mountains, used the berry to make a energy drink (Teku) to gain more endurance and strength for their warriors. Teku is a drink made from Maqui fruits and cereals, which is very popular by local Indians. Also recorded was the use of the berry for the relief of abdominal and neck pain, treatment of wounds and to reduce fever.
The wild Maqui berries grow in tropical zones in South Patagonia Chile, at an altitude of 2600 meters and prefers slightly acidic, well-watered soil. The tree grows up to 4 meters high. The dark blue berries have approximately a diameter of 5 millimeters and are very popular with local residents who refer to the berry as "Chilean grapes". A single tree can take up to 10kg berries in the year.
Harvesting and processing
After harvesting, the berries are neatly cleaned, then freeze-dried and gently milled at under 40 degrees Celsius. This careful process is crucial to ensure that all natural active ingredients of Maqui Berry are retained and ensure the best quality of raw food.
What is so special about Maqui beery powder?
Maqui has the highest antioxidant content (ORAC value) of all fruits. This high value is due to the anthocyanin content, which gives the fruit its deep purple color. This natural substance that "polyphenols" found in the plant pigment, provides the strongest contribution in health support. It neutralizes "free radicals" in the body and can reduce oxidative stress.
Other benefits of Maqui berry:
Phytochemicals: anthocyanins, Delphindin, malvidin, petunidin, coumarin, triterpene, flavonoids, cyanides.
ORAC - compared to other fruits:
Maquibeere: up to 45,000
Acai: about 39,000
Aroniabeere: ca 28,000
Add daily 1 - 2 tsp in water, juice, smoothies, fresh fruits, salads, cereals or desserts.
Note: Store in a cool dry place.