Wild Maqui Powder
Wild maqui powder is an antioxidant-rich superfood. The powder is made from wild maqui berries that are non-GMO and naturally grown in the south of Chile. Loaded with fiber, iron and potassium, mix our maqui berry powder in your next super smoothie or shake.
How to Enjoy Maqui Powder
A serving of wild maqui berry powder is 2 heaping teaspoons. We love maqui powder in smoothies and juices because it has a sweet and tart berry flavor that blends well with other fruits. You can also sprinkle it over oatmeal or hot cereal for a boost of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in the morning. It goes nicely with yogurt, parfaits, and homemade treats. Maqui powder is energizing and delicious, so feel free to try in other foods, too.
Health Benefits of Maqui Powder
1) Antioxidant Powerhouse: Maqui berries are one of the most antioxidant-dense foods in the world, with even higher levels of these anti-aging nutrients than acai berries. Maqui berries are especially abundant in a class of powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which protect against inflammation in the body and fight the onset of degenerative diseases. According to a 2005 Phytochemical analysis, dried maqui berries contain even more anthocyanins than fresh maqui berries. It only take a spoonful of our dried wild maqui powder to supercharge your antioxidant levels!
2) Improve Heart Health: Antioxidant-rich foods like wild maqui berry powder can protect the cardiovascular system and lower the risk for heart disease. Antioxidants are known to fight oxidative stress and improve cholesterol levels. In a 2008 study published in the journal Food Chemistry, researchers found that maqui extract in rats had protective cardiovascular effects and reduced the risk for heart damage. Sprinkling maqui powder over your favorite foods is an easy way to increase your intake of heart-healthy antioxidants.
3) Regulate Blood Sugar: Maqui powder may help prevent spikes in blood sugar and improve glucose tolerance. A 2012 study led by Rutgers University and North Carolina State University looked at the effects of anthocyanin-rich maqui berry extract on diabetic mice. The researchers found that the maqui extract improved both blood sugar levels and insulin resistance in diabetic mice that consumed a high-fat diet. This study is promising for people with diabetes looking for a safe supplement to control blood sugar levels.
Origins of Maqui Powder
The maqui plant (Aristotelia chilensis) has been grown for centuries in the Patagonia region of Chile. The Mapuche Indians of the area have been enjoying the rich benefits of the berry since it was discovered. The plant’s berries are deep purple due to the fruit’s high concentration of anthocyanins. Their taste is sweet and tart, and often compared to that of blackberries. Most maqui plants are wild and not cultivated, since the bushes are so abundant in the area. Our non-GMO maqui powder is made from freeze-dried maqui berries so that you can easily enjoy the same nutritional benefits in your own diet!
Ratings & Reviews
So yummy...new to us and we love it!Jennifer, Wenatchee, WA
Great Product. Potency is HIGH!Vincent, Peoria, IL
Exciting color!Benjamin, Columbia, SC
I really didn't know what to expect when I put this in my smoothie. I just put in one teaspoon. I really didn't need that much. It is very energizing.Joan, Grand Rapids, MI
Wild Maqui Berries Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 8g (~0.3 oz.)
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|Calories from Fat||5|
Country of origin: Chile