Origin of maquiAmerican Spanish from Araucanian name
Origin of maquiAmerican Spanish of Araucanian origin
- A South American shrub (Aristotelia maqui).
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- Following in the footsteps of the Acai craze, this raises the question of whether or not the claims made are true, and whether or not Maqui juice is just the latest product to make unrealistic promises based on a tiny berry grown in Chile.
- While fresh picked Maqui berries are full of healthful nutrients, the nutritional benefits may be diminished in processing even though Maqui juice and supplements are manufactured following strict FDA guidelines.
- Many who promote Maqui juice explain that this historical tribe of warriors have eaten the berry as part of their daily food and also consumed it as a concentrated juice used to treat a variety of ailments.
- Even clinical studies on the benefits of antioxidants return mixed results, so at this time clinical evidence backing up the benefits promised by drinking Maqui juice are lacking.
- Along with the growing popularity and hype surrounding the benefits of Maqui juice, scams to bilk consumers of their hard-earned cash have also emerged.