Maqui flowers at the end of spring. The white flowers are unisexual and small. They yield a small edible fruit. A tree at the age of seven years produces up to 10 kg berries per year.The small, purple-black berries are approximately 4–6 mm in diameter and contain 4-8 angled seeds.With a taste similar to blackberries, maqui is also known as the Chilean wineberry, and locally in Spanish as maqui or maque.
Maqui berries are used for food and dietary supplements, mainly due to interest for color and anthocyanincontent. The berries are raw, dried or processed into jam, juice, an astringent or as an ingredient in processed foods or beverages.In traditional medicine, maqui extract may be used to treat diarrhea, inflammation, or fever.
Maqui berries are very rich in anthocyanins, which are purple pigments with very high antioxidant activity. Specifically, maqui berries contain high levels of anthocyanins called delphinidins, which is also found in violas, delphiniums, and Concord grapes. But in maqui berry, these compounds are found in unusually high amounts. The delphinidins demonstrate potent anti-inflammatory activity, so they help to reduce the risk of a variety of degenerative diseases that involve inflammation. These pigments also inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells.
1. Control weight;
2. Antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-protozoan, anti-inflammatory and anticancer actions;
3. Pain-relieving and fever-reducing properties;
4. Antibiotic actions
5. Soothe coughs
1. Maquiberry Drinks(fruit drink)
2. Maquiberry Foods(Food Ingredients)
3. Maquiberry Capsules or Tbalets(healthy-care product)