Maqui berries have long been revered by the Mapuche, the indigenous people of Central and Southern Chile. The Mapuche attributed their strength, health and longevity to this small purple-black berry. Maqui was traditionally used in the daily diet, in medicinal preparations and in the rejuvenating fermented tonic known as Chicha. Maqui berries are a source of Vitamin C. Flavonoids known as anthocyanins give maqui its rich purple pigment. Organic Traditions Maqui is freeze dried and cold milled with no fillers, flavours, or added sweeteners. Add to water, juice, smoothies or mix with yogurt, cereal and desserts.