Aristotelia Chilensis Oil

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Also-called-like-this: Maqui Berry Oil, Chilean Wineberry Oil
What-it-does: emollient

Details

Maqui Berries are small, dark berries, similar to better-known blackberries, that grow natively in the temperate rainforests of Chile. The fruit is touted as a "superfruit" rich in antioxidant anthocyanins and other phenolics. 

The oil is a dark green liquid that, similar to other plant oils, is loaded with unsaturated fatty acids (86%) such as nourishing oleic acid (33%) and barrier-repairing linoleic acid (46%). We could not find any other research-verified info about Maqui Oil, though some websites claim that it is rich in Vitamin E and is generally a strong antioxidant oil.  

Show me some proof

  • Brauch, J. E., et al. "Detailed analyses of fresh and dried maqui (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) berries and juice." Food chemistry 190 (2016): 308-316.