FLOR DE CHILCO
typical Flower from Patagonia with great benefits for health. XI region, Chile.
Local apples from Patagonia known as frozen heart. Collected for womans in rural areas near Coyhaique city, XI región.
Elderberry is very good for health used for “the fluw” and boosting the immune system. The berries are collected in a rural zone near Puerto Ibañez, XI región.
Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) is a vibrant purple berry that grows wild in the chilean Patagonia. Long consumed locally as a fresh fruit, maqui berry is now found in juice form or as a freeze-dried powder made from the whole fruit. It’s also available in dietary supplement form as capsules.
Rich in potent antioxidants known as anthocyanins, maqui berry is said to offer numerous health benefits.
Black mint and peppermint collected in the Aysén region.
Paramela plant (Adesmia Boronioides). This aromatic plant is a medicinal herb with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, grows in Patagonia.
The Calafate shrub, berberis microphylla, can be distinguished by their straight, brick-red stems and small, boxy evergreen leaves covered in a glossy sheen. Growing to a height of between 3 to 4 feet, the stems are also covered in short spikes to protect the fruit and flowers.
But the Calafate shrub is much more than just a native plant. Its berries serve as the inspiration for one of the most pervasive mythologies in the region: that anyone who eats a Calafate berry will return to Patagonia’s captivating landscapes again.
This fruit has many natural properties that many are unaware of. It is considered an excellent natural antioxidant that protects the body from cellular aging due to its high content of polyphenols and flavonoids. It is also a powerful source of minerals and vitamin C. The presence of anthocyanins in the fruit (pigment that gives it its characteristic color) presents interesting opportunities for use as a natural dye.
Cultivated in greenhouses in the Simpson Valley, XI region.
is the accedory fruit of the rose plant. It is typically red to orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn and grows naturally in the Patagonia near Coyhaique city and Puerto Ibañez city, XI region, Chile.