Andean Berry scientific name Vaccinium meridionale Swartz is a native Colombian plant that belongs to the family Ericaceae.
This plant grows in the Andean region.
The fruit of, Andean berry, has six stages of maturity based on the colour of the skin, ranging from green unripen to dark purple mature.
Vaccinium meridionale Swartz also known as Andean Berry contains bioactive compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent oxidative and pro-inflammatory events associated with colorectal carcinogenesis initiation.
The plant produces edible fruit, a round berry that is bluish black and glaucous, that is collected and eaten raw and used in preserves.
It is sold at some markets and is, also used for a dish celebrating the Day of the Dead along with spices and other chopped fruits.
It has a high content of vitamins, antioxidants and anthocyanins that protect us against many diseases.