Maqui VS Acai Berry

Sometime in the late 1990s, a berry of exotic distinction became a buzzword that
caused a paradigm shift in the world of superfruits. Acai was suddenly the forefront as
the most popular juice in the market at the time, and its distribution made it a staple in
households around the world, but nearly thirty years later, how does acai stack up
against the newly discovered maqui berry? If you continue reading the next few
paragraphs, you’ll find some information about these two formidable fruits and a very
basic comparison of how they stack up against each other in terms of usefulness.

Nutrition Content

In terms of nutrition, the acai berry and maqui are in the same family and therefore
share many of the nutritional aspects of each other, yet maqui does have a few minerals
in greater supply such as iron, potassium, and calcium, making it great for the repair of
many of the major systems of the body. Both fruits contain large portions of C and A,
but acai has A higher amount of vitamin E, which could be considered to be one of the
primary building blocks needed for skin vitality and elasticity of various tissues.


Both Acai and maqui fruit are heavy on antioxidants which are great for fighting the
different types of oxidative stress that are placed upon the body during daily life. This
could even help to slow the effects of aging in some ways. One of the primary things
that antioxidants are known for though, are their abilities to fight cellular problems and
cancer by eliminating free radicals that cause damage to the DNA information stored in
your cells. Those unforeseen mutations often manifest in disease and other problems.


One of the main reasons for the outrageous success of acai early on, was its
accessibility. When it was introduced through marketing efforts, the proper channels for
distribution were firmly in place, making it an easy sell to the public, and placed it
directly into the hands of the consumers who were ready to welcome this new flavor
with eager and open arms.

Today, the maqui berry is on the scene with a little bit more to offer, but the main
challenge of maqui will be the limited amount of sources for the fruit, and until it reaches
the accessibility of acai, it will remain a specialty fruit that is harder to find.