Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) is an exotic, dark-purple fruit that originally grows wild in South America.
Today, maqui berry is marketed as a “superfruit” due to its high antioxidant content and potential health benefits, including reduced inflammation, blood sugar control and heart health.
It demonstrates many potential benefits, including improved inflammation, “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and blood sugar control.
Some research suggests that it may also have anti-aging effects and promote gut and eye health.
Though fresh maqui berries are difficult to get, maqui berry powder is easily accessible and a healthy addition to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, desserts and more.