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Aristotelia chilensis, Aristotelia macqui, Maqui, Chilean Wineberry

Aristotelia chilensis, Aristotelia macqui

Maqui, Chilean Wineberry
Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Origin: Chile, Argentina
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Aristotelia chilensis is a small dioecious tree reaching 4-5 m in height and is evergreen. Its divided trunk has a smooth bark. The white flowers are unisexual and small. The small, purple-black berries are approximately 4-6 mm in diameter and contain 4-8 angled seeds.

Maqui berries are very rich in anthocyanins, which are purple pigments with very high antioxidant activity. At this point in time, Aristotelia chilensis is not cultivated. There is simply so much available in the wild, cultivation is unnecessary.


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