Name this fruit. It contains the highest levels of natural vitamin C in the world—up to 100 times more than an orange. This fruit is in huge demand as an ingredient in beauty and skin care products.
It may surprise you to hear that it’s not some exotic fruit or berry from a far-flung land, but is in fact an Australian native fruit called Kakadu Plum. Also known as gubinge, the Kakadu Plum is Australia’s own home grown superfood.
Native to Northern Australia, the Kakadu Plum tree has been used as bush food and medicine by Aboriginal people for over tens of thousands of years. The small olive green fruit, which turns yellow when it ripens, was taken on long treks or hunting trips for energy and as a thirst quencher. The bark of the tree was also traditionally used to treat burns, rashes and infections.
We are crazy about Kakadu Plum at The Source Bulk Foods. Completely natural and unprocessed, this incredible superfood also supports our growing Australian native food industry—something we’re very passionate about.
Our Kadadu Plum is produced in the wild bush orchards of the Dampier Peninsular in WA and harvested by the Nyul Nyul people as part of a successful ongoing regeneration plan. Sold in powdered form, the whole fruit is dried in such a way that all of its nutrients remain intact, making it an easy and convenient way to incorporate this amazing fruit’s health benefits into your diet.
Best used in cold or raw recipes, add it to your smoothies, juices, jam, breakfast bowls or protein balls, or sprinkle it on yoghurt, cereal or fruit salad for a super C boost.
Eating Kakadu Plum is great for you and may provide a whole host of health benefits. Along with Vitamin C this fruit also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties as well as Vitamin E, lutein, folate, zinc, magnesium and calcium.
So where do you get it?
Our Wild Harvested Kakadu Plum powder can be found in your local Source Bulk Foods store or online at our shop.