Our Raw Freeze Dried Organic Maqui Berry powder ranks highest on a broad spectrum of ORAC tests, used to determine antioxidant levels in foods. In other words, Maqui Berry has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any food in the entire world! In fact, this amazing fruit contains more antioxidants than Acai, Goji and Pomegranate combined together. Maqui is a small, potent, dark purple berry found only in the Patagonia region of South America which stretches from Chile to Antarctica. Bordered by two oceans far away from human pollution, Patagonia is considered one of the most pristine and cleanest places on Earth, a perfect place for this often called "Patagonia Super Fruit" to grow.
This brilliant berry has been a powerful health secret of the Mapuche Indians of Southern and Central Chile who utilized its natural healing abilities and medicinal qualities on a variety of illnesses including ulcers, sore throats, fever, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and tumors. It was also used to aid Mapuche women during childbirth. The Mapuche Indians are known as having one of the longest life spans of any ethnic group on the planet. Many feel it is due to their continuous use of the Maqui Berry. There are legendary stories of Mapuche warriors who drank a sacred Maqui beverage several times a day to provide them with exemplary strength and stamina during battles. The Mapuche remain the only Native American tribe that remained unconquered for over 300 years in their land, sustaining victory time and time again against anyone who challenged. They defeated the Incas, English colonists and Spanish conquistadors who all believed it was due to this phenomenal Maqui drink. It was only through treaties of the 19th century that the Mapuche ultimately blended into the Spanish culture that was established in their homelands. The Maqui Shrub, which means "benevolence and peaceful intention", was one of the three sacred plants of the Mapuche people adorning the ceremonial altars of their festivals. It remains a symbol of health, strength and healing of this renowned tribe.
Once used as an indigenous remedy, today the Maqui berry is being praised as the most powerful botanical antioxidant on Earth due to its vast amount of anthocyanins, polyphenols and bioflavaoids which can protect our bodies from harmful free radicals. Anthocyanins are produced by plants for self protection from the sun and other dangerous biological elements. These anthocyanins are what give the Maqui Berry its rich, deep color. Anthocyanins have been known to neutralize harmful enzymes that can destroy tissue, promoting tissue regeneration and repairing damaged proteins in the blood vessel walls. Anthocyanins may also improve eyesight and support a healthy cardiovascular function and blood sugar levels. Documented studies have revealed that Anthocyanins have a variety of beneficial anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and thermogenic qualities which can stimulate weight loss and ease the pain caused by swelling. Maqui berry is wonderful source of Vitamin A, C, calcium, iron and potassium and provides some of the strongest physiological effects of any individual plant compound.
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Freeze Dried Wildcrafted Maqui Berry powder may include:
● Supporting healthy weight loss
● Increasing energy levels, stamina & focus
● Enhancing sexual performance
● Boosting the Immune System
● Supporting of overall cardiovascular health & heart health
● Anti-aging qualities
● Reducing inflammation
The high antioxidant content of this amazing fruit helps to naturally boost the immune system, promoting a natural, healthy weight loss. It can speed up digestion, strengthen bones and joints and can clear up your skin. It has even been known to help increase brain function! The secret of the ancient Maqui Berry is now available in its most potent freeze dried form.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 - 2 teaspoons with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.
Botanical Name: Aristotelia Chilensis
Other Names: Chilean Wineberry, Maquei, Queldron, Ach, Koelon, and Clon
Origin: Chile - Certified Organic - Wildcrafted
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw freeze dried Maqui Berry powder is wildcrafted and certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw Organic Maqui Berry powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your organic freeze dried Maqui Berry powder in a cool, dark, dry place.