The purple Chilean maqui berry is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods. It contains an abundance of vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium, anti-aging anthocyanins and polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Navitas Naturals Maqui Powder has a tart fruity flavor that's a delicious addition to juices, smoothies and desserts.
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Maqui berries are the fruit of an evergreen shrub (Aristotelia chilensis) growing throughout the pristine Patagonian mountain region of southern Chile. The berries have been both a staple food and part of rituals and ceremonies for the Mapuche Indians—one of the longest-living cultures in the world. The maqui berry was considered a sacred plant symbolizing goodwill by Mapuche communities.
The rich, dark purple berries contain more antioxidants than any discovered food on earth, making them an excellent addition to any diet. The Maqui berry has a wonderful, slightly tart flavor that has been described as having hints of blackberry, blueberry, watermelon and acai.
- How to use it
- Cereal, Muffins
Product of Chile
Navitas Naturals Maqui Powder is sourced from organic Maqui berries growing in the idyllic pristine southern Patagonian region of the Chilean Andes. Shrubby bushes laden with dark purple and black berries are hand harvested by family farmers. After the finest pure berries have been harvested, they are dried and milled into an easy-to-use powder.
- Gluten-Free, Vegan
- Deep Purple Color
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
Maqui berries have been found to have an incredibly high ORAC value (more than four times higher than blueberries and twice as much as acai berries), which measures the antioxidant capacity of foods. Maqui berries contain the antioxidant flavonoids called anthocyanins and polyphenols, and they also contain a healthy roster of fundamental nutrients including vitamins A, C and E, along with several important minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium.
The high levels of antioxidants in Navitas Naturals Maqui Powder make it an ideal food for fighting damage caused by free-radicals. Antioxidants protect cells from oxidative stress, and they can support healthy aging and immune function. The antioxidants in Maqui Powder may also support healthy cardiovascular function, regulate blood sugar levels and decrease inflammation. The thermogenic properties of maqui berries may aid in maintaining a healthy body weight.
The cultivation of maqui berries creates a ripple effect of positive impact. The plant thrives in over-exploited soils and protects the soil from erosion. Maqui has been used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory to sooth digestive ailments.
Maqui Powder is a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
Deep Purple Antioxidant Boost
Maqui is enjoyed locally in Chile in a variety of foods and beverages. Navitas Naturals Maqui Powder is a superfood with an abundance of healthy benefits, but it also tastes incredibly super, too! It has a strong fruit flavor, so a small amount goes a long way. You can enjoy Navitas Naturals Maqui Powder blended into fresh juices and smoothies, or mix it into desserts, ice cream, yogurt and cereal.
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