Maqui Berry Powder
Did you Know?
Maqui berry happily grows in over-exploited soils in its native country of Chile, and as such is a great erosion deterrent. The Mapuche Indian tribe located there were the only tribe in North or South America unconquered by European colonisers – they reportedly ate very little solid food, but frequently drank a fermented Maqui beverage which they attributed to their relatively long lives, and superior strength.
FAQ'sHow do you describe the texture/taste/aroma??
A very fine-grain powder with a faintly ‘berry’ aroma and pleasantly plain, ‘citrus-kissed’ taste – and much like Acai powder!
Are the superfruit powders 100% pure?
YES! there are NO fillers, free-running agents, or sweeteners (eg. maltodextrin)
What’s the difference between freeze-dried and spray-dried powders?
Freeze-drying is a snap cold process, ensuring maximum nutrient and antioxidant preservation, and preserving the deep natural pigment colours. Spray drying can subject the product to potentially nutrient-robbing heat during processing, often changing the colour, texture or flavour, so sweeteners are then sometimes added in.
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FactsNEW MAQUI (aristotelia chilensis): Haven't yet heard of it?? You will - this ‘Patagonian Superfruit’ with a super deep purple colour and mild berry taste is native to Chile and regularly consumed by the Mapuche Indians. Pronounced ‘mah-KEY’, Our Maqui is raw, wild-harvested and freeze-dried (not spray-dried) for maximum nutrient preservation and has NO fillers or sweeteners like maltodextrin.
Nutritional BenefitsWith an ORAC antioxidant score that’s 3 times HIGHER than even Acai berry, it has the added punch of antioxidants like anthocyanins (like blueberries), polyphenols, Vitamins A & C, iron, potassium and Omega-6.
Suggested UsesAdd to smoothies, lemonade, yoghurt, cereal or porridge, fruit juice, salad dressings, iceblocks, your water bottle - anything!
RecipesWONDERFUL SALAD DRESSING: this tastes so delicious and is really lovely for guests (consider using all-organic ingredients).
Pour below dressing over a salad bowl of baby spinach and fancy lettuces, garnish with toasted hazelnuts or similar…….so delish!
In a sealable container, shake until well mixed:
- 1/3 cup walnut or other tasty salad oil
- 1 Tbsp Maqui Berry Powder
- 1.5 tsp Dijon or Grainy Mustard
- 2 Tbsp raspberry wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Sustainably Sweet Coconut Palm Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp dried Herbes de Provence (or 1 Tbsp mixed fresh herbs)
- salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
Optional: 1 Tbsp plain yogurt