Nutrition

The Complete Guide To Maqui Berry

From the blueberry to the goji berry, we are going bonkers for berries! They are low calorie, low carbohydrate, and packed full of antioxidants. The maqui berry, in particular, has a whole range of benefits on our health.

Here is your complete guide to this powerful, purple berry.

What Is Maqui Berry?

Maqui is a small, evergreen shrub that grows in abundance in Argentina and Chile. Its purple berries have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.

 

maqui berry

 

What Are Maqui’s Health Benefits?

Maqui is used locally as a natural remedy or protectant for several health conditions, including arthritis and high cholesterol. But it is most popularly used to fight oxidisation. That’s because studies show that maqui contains anthocyanins, which are a potent type of antioxidant. Antioxidants help to fight the damage to our cells that are caused by free radicals as we age.

What Does It Taste Like?

In its natural form, picked straight from the shrub, the maqui berry has a slightly tart flavour. It has been described as having hints of blackberry, blueberry, watermelon, and acai all in one. But, Maqui Berries are a very rare find currently in their purest form. They are most commonly freeze-dried into a powder, which can be added to smoothies, shakes, and porridges.

Powders and supplements are a more convenient source of the berry, which can provide a natural source of antioxidants.

How To Use Maqui Berry

Maqui Berry Powder is simple and easy to use. It can be added to smoothies, shakes, or recipes.

For a delicious breakfast, try stirring it into plain Greek yoghurt for a wonderfully zingy flavour.

A glass jar full of maqui berry smoothie

Find Out More About The Benefits Of Berries

Berries can be full of vitamins and minerals, which can help to support our health and wellbeing.

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Roxanne Griggs

Roxanne Griggs

Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr)

Qualified, Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr).


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