Although it’s one of the lesser known berries, the maqui berry is one of nature’s most powerful superfoods.

With an intense and vibrant purple color, the maqui berry grows wild in Southern parts of Chile. You’ll find maqui bushes on hillsides, fields, and along the borders of forests. Since the bushes grow in such abundance, there’s no need for maqui berries to be farmed.

While that is an interesting tidbit about this miracle berry, here are 7 even more powerful things you didn’t know about maqui Berries.

Queen of Antioxidants

When it comes to antioxidants, the maqui Berry reigns supreme. Many scientists have noted that the maqui Berry has the highest quantity of antioxidants of any food or fruit or fruit in nature! It has incredibly high levels of anthocyanin – a compound which is celebrated for its abundance of antioxidant properties.

 

It Promotes Strength

It is understood that the Mapuche Tribe, who are the oldest existing civilization in South America, had their warriors drink the maqui berry juice for strength and vigor. This same drink is enjoyed in this part of the world today too – as it contributes to strength, stamina and endurance.

 

A Natural Medicine

The wonderfully powerful antioxidant properties of the maqui Berry means it has many healing benefits. It can help to control the level of cholesterol in the blood, treat sore throats, fevers, and aid kidneys.

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It Boosts Metabolism

If you’re ever in need of something to uplift, the amazing maqui Berry can work to boost your metabolism and refresh your body with more stamina. The berry can help kick-start digestion, which contributes to a more controlled release of energy.

 

Enhances the Immune System

The maqui berry is a great friend for the immune system. They can aid in the prevention of colds and flus, and keep your body in optimum shape overall.

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It’s Packed with Nutrients

Maqui berries are jam-packed with essential nutrients including potassium, Calcium, Vitamin C and Iron – all of which work collaboratively and harmoniously to keep the body healthy and fit.

It Keeps You Young

Another benefit of the maqui berry’s amazing antioxidant value is in its anti-aging properties. The antioxidants help to slow down signs of aging by warding off free radicals in the body. Maqui berry also has an incredible ability to nourish and care for the skin cells – resulting in glowing, youthful, healthy skin.

Did you know Raw Sugar Living uses Maqui Berry as a main ingredient in many of our products? Check out the product range here.