Friday, April 9, 2010

Maqui & Acai or is it Maqui or Acai?

I’ve been asked a lot of questions about Maqui and how it compares to Acai. I think Maqui is another great “Super Fruit” and has some unique characteristics that make it a very valuable addition to this family. But don’t be ready to throw out the Acai just yet. Maqui does have nearly 2 times the ORAC that Acai has and it is a true berry. Maqui taste very good and has been used by the Mapuches Indians in the Chilean Patagonia. However, Maqui lacks the oils and the Omegas 6 & 9 that Acai has. Acai is a whole food supplement while Maqui contributes a good tasting juice. My recommendation is to use both and enjoy the unique benefits from both.

Our bodies are designed to utilize many elements for nutrition. The last time there was just one food available with all of the nutrients was during biblical times when manna was supplied from the heavens. So keep eating a variety and drink a variety of juices. And we'll keep making them.

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