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  • Russell Kallman

Australian native superfoods

Recently a conversation around what destroyed a piece of milling equipment at a manufacturer led me to the discovery of a Kakadu Plum.

A food ingredient I have never heard of. This led us to pulling together a list to get an idea of prices and uses as I wondered just how many other products I had not heard of before. Turns out quite a few.


Health Benefits

Price per Kg

Kakadu Plum Powder

Add to water, smoothies, protein shakes, juice / Sprinkle on: salads, yogurt, cereal, breakfast bowls, porridge, fruit salad / Use in: protein balls, muesli bars, jams, salad dressing

Highest source of natural Vitamin C of any plant in the world


Davidson Plum Powder

Smoothies, Jams, Puddings and Cakes

Higher anti-oxidant capacity than blueberries, higher levels of lutein than avocado. Good source of potassium, vitamin E and a unique dairy free source of calcium


Desert Lime Powder

Jams, preserves, marinades for chicken and fish or sprinkle on muesli or porridge

​High in vitamin C, E, folate and potassium


Finger Lime Powder

Smoothies, juice, baking or cooking in place of fresh lime

High in folate, potassium, 3 times the amount of vitamin C than a mandarin


Anise Myrtle

Baking, dips, salad dressing or garnish

traditionally used by Aboriginal people medicinally as a tonic which had a vitalising effect.


Bunya Nut Meal

​Substitute for almond, hazelnut and macadamia nut meal

Gluten free, low GI, source of protein, potassium and magnesium


Sandalwood Nuts

Used in place of macadamia nuts

High in protein and fibre


Quandong Peach Powder

Add to cakes, juices or fruit salad

High is protein, complex oils, iron and zinc


Boab Powder

​Add to cake, bread and cookies

High in iron, zinc, protein, potassium, calcium and fibre


Freeze Dried Muntries

​Use in cakes, jams and chutneys

High in vitamin c, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium and fibre



Used in baking, sauces, scones & scrambed eggs

High in potassium, calcium, iron and zinc.


In every case the equivalent native Australian food sells well above its closest substitute in price - but has a cache of being local and in some cases some unique properties and flavours.


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