The History of Maqui
Maqui berry (Aristotelia Chilensis) is a deep purple berry that thrives in the harsh climate in the Patagonia region, one of the cleanest places on this planet. Maqui berry has been traditionally consumed by the Mapuche Indians for a variety of conditions such as sore throat, diarrhea, ulcers, hemorrhoids, birth delivery, fever, tumors and other ailments. During the winter months, the Mapuche Indians consume dried maqui fruits to boost their immune system for prevention of cold and flu, and to increase body warmth.
The Mapuche Indian is the only unconquered Indian in the entire American continents. The Incas and Spaniard tried for many centuries without success. According to a Spanish document recorded in the 18th centuries, the Mapuche warrior drank a fermented beverage made from maqui berry call “Chicha” several times daily, which may have contributed to the extraordinary strength and stamina that the warriors exhibited.
Standardized and Clinically Proven
Maqui berry is the highest known antioxidant superfruit, containing high concentration of polyphenols and anthocyanins. Our Maqui Superberry™ is wild harvested by the Mapuche Indian in a certified organic native forest in Chile. It is produced at a state of the art facility that is certified organic and kosher, standardized to the ORAC, anthocyanins, and polyphenols.
HP Ingredients provide a variety of highest quality Maqui Superberry™ products ranging from juice concentrate, whole fruit powder, liquid concentrate powder, and standardized extract. Our scientists at Universidad Austral de Chile are continuing the research with Maqui Superberry™ for its antioxidant, antiinflammatory, cholesterol, and healthy blood glucose support.
Benefits of Maqui Superberry™
- Extraordinary Antioxidant Protection
- Natural COX-2 Inhibitor
- Neutralizes Toxic Free Radicals and Protects Cell Against Oxidation
- Supports Healthy Inflammatory Response
- Supports Healthy immune Response
- Promotes Healthy Aging
- Promotes Healthy Cholesterol
- Promotes Eye Health
- Supports Healthy Glucose Balance