maqui

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maqui

  1. A South American shrub (Aristotelia chilensis) native to the Valdivian temperate rainforest ecoregion of Chile and southern Argentina.
    • 2011, Alexander G. Schauss, Açaí: An Extraordinary Antioxidant-Rich Palm Fruit from the Amazon, 3rd Edition, page 136,
      But based on independent laboratory tests, maqui berry is not nearly as strong an antioxidant as açai.
    • 2013, Diana E. Roopchand, Leonel E. Rojo, David Ribnicky, Ilya Raskin, 7: Anthocyanins and Metabolic Syndrome, Taylor C. Wallace, M. Monica Giusti (editors), Anthocyanins in Health and Disease, page 208,
      Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis), also known as Chilean blackberry, is an edible berry that grows wild in central and southern Chile. A standardized anthocyanin rich formulation from Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) administered at a dose of 500 mg/kg decreased fasting blood glucose and improved glucose tolerance in hyperglycemic C57/Bl6J mice fed a HF diet (Rojo et al. 2012).
    • 2016, Doreen Virtue, Robert Reeves, Nutrition for Intuition, unnumbered page,
      Maqui is another strong antioxidant, this time coming from southern Chile.
  2. The edible berry of this shrub.
  3. Misspelling of maquis (Mediterranean coastal scrub).

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maqui m, f (plural maquis)

  1. Alternative form of maquis