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.
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
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
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
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.