A member of a South American Indian people inhabiting south-central Chile.
The Araucanian language of the Mapuche.
Origin of mapuche
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Mapuche Sentence Examples
One thing that caught people's attention is the longevity of the Mapuche Indians who have eaten the berry for centuries.
This information is rather selective and tends to leave out the fact that the Mapuche are also known to eat little meat and that their diet also includes other wild fruit as well as cultivated crops like potatoes and pumpkins.
Vegetarians may say the Mapuche longevity is due to a mostly plant-based diet.
For example, these berries have been part of the diet of the Mapuche Indians for centuries and they are high in antioxidants.