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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.

Usage

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

494/kg

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

444/kg

Desert Lime Powder

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

​High in vitamin C, E, folate and potassium

​454/kg

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

494/kg

Anise Myrtle

Baking, dips, salad dressing or garnish

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

​204/kg

Bunya Nut Meal

​Substitute for almond, hazelnut and macadamia nut meal

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

585/kg

Sandalwood Nuts

Used in place of macadamia nuts

High in protein and fibre

198/kg

Quandong Peach Powder

Add to cakes, juices or fruit salad

High is protein, complex oils, iron and zinc

494/kg

Boab Powder

​Add to cake, bread and cookies

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

735/kg

Freeze Dried Muntries

​Use in cakes, jams and chutneys

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

356/kg

Wattleseed

Used in baking, sauces, scones & scrambed eggs

High in potassium, calcium, iron and zinc.

295/kg

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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