Maqui Berries grow wild in Chile and Argentina. The plant produces sweet-tasting, highly nutritious berries, which have been consumed by the Mapuche Indians for hundreds of years.
Maqui berries have generated a lot of attention lately in that they contain unusually high amounts of cancer-fighting compounds.
Legend has it that the Mapuche Indians are the only unconquered people of South America.
It is believed they fought the Spaniards for over 300 years and won, due to taking Maqui berries.
Till this day, Mapuche families come together to hand pick the berries in a traditional fashion.
Remarkably, Maqui contains 300 percent more anthocyanins and 150 percent more polyphenols than any known food or drink, including wine.
Raw Maqui Berries have a score of 27,600 units per 100 grams on (ORAC) which makes Maqui Berries the most antioxidant-dense fruit in the world.
Even a higher score than Acai berry.
Maqui Berries are plentiful in antioxidants, phytochemicals, and anthocyanins, which may support:
- Fighting Free-radical damage and Aging
- Improved skin tone and complexion
- Increased strength, stamina,and energy
- Improved blood flow
- Improved heart health
- Cancer and Tumor prevention
- Reduced inflammation
- Diabetics and managing blood sugar levels.
- Increased insulin production levels in the body.
- Prevention of plaque buildup in the arteries.
- Antibacterial properties