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The Maqui Berry is the highest antioxidant superfruits in the world.

Bradenton, Fl. October 5, 2009—HP Ingredients is the first to bring maqui berry to the United States and is the largest Maqui berry supplier in the world. Maqui is a unique deeply purple berry that grows in remote distant Patagonia, one of the cleanest places on earth. The Mapuche Indian has historically consumed maqui berry for a variety of ailments including strength and stamina, blood sugar control, cancer, ulcer and fever. The Mapuche warrior drank a fermented beverage made from maqui berry that contribute to their extraordinary stamina and strength.

Maqui Berry fruit has the highest ORAC-H value. In each 100g serving,
Maqui berry has an ORAC-H value of 27,600 µmole
Acai berry has ORAC-H value of 16,700 µmole
Pomegranate has ORAC-H value of 10,500 µmole
Blueberry has ORAC-H value of 6500 µmole

Brunswick Laboratories has unveiled a new Total ORAC test that measured against 5 of the most important free radicals found in human. Maqui berry has one of the highest spectrums of antioxidant protection against hydroxyl, peroxyl, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen, and superoxide anion. HPI’s maqui berry raw materials has Total ORAC over 5000 µmole per gram or 500,000 µmole per 100 gram when tested against all 5 free radicals, making Maqui berry the highest antioxidant superfruit in the world.

Besides high in ORAC value, maqui berry is also high in anthocyanins, especially rich in the Delphinidin anthocyanins. Among the tested anthocyanins (cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin, pelargonidin, peonidin and petunidin), delphinidin was the most potent angiogenic inhibitor. Anthocyanins help neutralize enzymes that destroy connective tissue, lightens allergic reactions, promote cardiovascular health, prevent oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), anti-inflammatory, and may have anti-cancer property.

HP Ingredients offers Organic Maqui 65 Brix Liquid Concentrate & Organic Maqui Berry Freeze Dried Liquid Concentrate Powder. This month, HP Ingredients is expanding its maqui portfolio to include Organic Maqui Berry Crushed Fruit (with skin, pulp and seed), as well as Maqui Wholefruit Freeze Dried Powder. In addition, Maqui berry 50 Brix Cloudy Juice Concentrate is also available as a custom project.

“HP Ingredients is committed to provide the nutraceutical industry with the highest quality forms of Maqui berry. In addition, we also provide custom formulation and private labeling services to the industry.” says Founder and President Annie Eng.

About HP Ingredients: HP Ingredients offers more than 200 Standardized Botanical Extracts. When it comes to innovation, HP Ingredients believes in on going research and development for our Proprietary Extracts. We work with scientists from around the world to deliver valuable research. These innovations ensure our customers’ competitiveness and future business growth.

For further information about Maqui berry, please visit our website at, or contact Hame at HP Ingredients at (877) 437-2234 ext. 300.

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