Maqui is a perennial shrub native to South America that grows in dense bushes from 3m to 5m in height and reaches maturity between December and March.
It is a dioecious plant that belongs to the Elaeocarpaceae family and produces a small dark violet edible fruit.
Maqui Berries are about 6 mm in diameter, and are consumed fresh or used in juices, jams or winemaking.
Maqui Berries are more properly native to the region of Chilean Patagonia and Argentina, one of the least polluted areas on the planet.
Recently rediscovered, the Baga Maqui is known as the super fruit of the Mapuche who revered it as a symbol of strength, health and vitality. The Mapuche Indian tribe is the only tribe in the Americas (northern and southern) that has not been conquered by European countries. According to the conquerors, the Mapuche warriors ate little solid food but drank several times a day a fermented beverage made from Berries Maqui, which may have contributed to the extraordinary strength and endurance the warriors exhibited and reported feeling. For several centuries the Mapuche Indians have consumed Maqui Berries as a food and also as a medicine.
The Maqui Berry is a delicious berry with a unique flavor. It contains iron, calcium, potassium and zinc as well as vitamin C.
It has the highest ORAC of all berries (319,265 pmol TE per 100g), and it also has anti-inflammatory properties.
A single serving of Maqui Berries contains the same amount of Resveratrol as 7 bottles of red wine.
They are energizing and empowering and can support weight-loss diets because of their nutritional value. Protect LDL from oxidation.
Biosamara Maqui berry powder is 100% pure. It has been dried in a quick freezing process to preserve the nutrient content and its freshness.
It can be mixed in smoothies, juices, desserts, cereals, ice cream, rice or soy drinks or almonds or hemp or simply with water.
Recommended dosage: 2g to 4g (1 to 2 teaspoons) per day.
Example of recipe with powdered Maqui berry – Antiox shake:
Put in a blender 1 to 2 teaspoons of powdered Maqui berry, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of frozen red fruits, 2 cups of almond, rice or soy drinks.
Add coconut sugar or stevia to sweeten to taste.
This product should be consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
To preserve the freshness of this product:
Avoid exposure to heat.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Remove all existing air before closing the package.
Close the bag securely after use.
Store in a cool, dry place.
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