Written and Published by BMT Foods, September 21, 2020
The maquiberry, a deep purple color berry, grows on the maquiberry tree in Chile in South America. Maqui is one of the three plants that make up the sacred altar of the Mapuches, the pre-Columbian indigenous culture of the south of the country. In Mapudungun, the Mapuches original language, Maqui means “black berry.”
Maquiberries are truly a “superfood” – a berry packed with so many health-promoting nutrients that it stands out among a cadre of different fruits. The secret ingredient? Antioxidants. Specifically, anthocyanins – a family of natural molecules that work as antioxidants, fighting free radicals and reducing the speed of the cellular aging process. You may know anthocyanins as being in red wine and other foods. The maquiberry is packed with them – and has the highest proven levels of anthocyanins in the world.
It can help fight bacterial infections.
The maquiberry is loaded with antioxidants that have antibacterial properties. And, those same antioxidants help fight inflammation to promote a healthy immune response and reduce pain and other factors.
It has long-term health benefits against chronic diseases.
The same antioxidants that help fight infections may protect against heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), and diabetes. The maquiberry helps regulate blood sugar levels, with a potentially major effect on overall health, as blood sugar affects many aspects of one’s health.
It may also prevent certain types of cancers.
The maquiberry’s free-radical fighting antioxidant properties may be just the thing to help keep cancer at bay, as antioxidants promote healthy cell function and prevent uncontrolled cell growth.
There are numerous other health benefits, too.
The potent antioxidants in maquiberries, and the fact that the berry has the highest proven concentration of them in the world, means numerous other health benefits, too. Among them are maintaining healthy eyes, regulating body weight, and optimizing lung function.
BMT Foods offers Maquiberry Juice Concentrate and Maquiberry Juice NFC sourced from our wonderful network of Chilean suppliers. Maquiberry Juice Concentrate is the perfect ingredient to be used in gummy applications such as vitamins, supplements, or healthy snacks, with a bright purple color that makes these type of gummies memorable. We are available to answer any questions you have about our Maquiberry product offerings. Reach out to us today to learn more.