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Maqui is a blue-violet berry similar to blueberry, has a dark pulp, and is rich in juice. It is also called “blueberry of Patagonia”, but compared to the blueberries themselves, it is the richest antioxidant fruit in the world. This plant is native of Chile, endemic to the sub-Antarctic forests, widespread in Patagonia, in the islands of Juan Fernández and in Argentina where it grows in moist soils with abundant humus, up to 2500 meters of altitude. This plant often grows in deforested or burned areas, where it produces white flowers in September-December (the Antarctic spring) from which dark purple berries originate. These berries ripen by January-February and are harvested until April. Maqui berries were traditionally used to prepare a fermented beverage by Mapuche, the natives of southern Chile, and historically it seems that the “powerful” nutritional value of this drink contributed to the Mapuche’s ability to defeat, first the Incas, and later, the Spaniards. Today it is considered a true “super fruit” thanks to its extraordinary antioxidant properties, so much so that it is believed that Maqui berries are the fruit with the highest “ORAC” (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value.