Bush Tucker herbs and spices can be used in cooking to add wonderful flavours. Anise Myrtle can be used wherever you use star anise, fennel or aniseed liqueur to give a great aniseed-licorice flavour to your recipes and hot drinks. Lemon Myrtle leaf is widely used in an array of sweet and savoury foods and beverages, prized for its deep lemon flavour and scent. Pepperleaf has an aromatic, wild spicy flavour and can be used to replace ground pepper in any recipe or as a delicious Bush Tucker condiment. Old Man Saltbush leaf has a soft, salty flavour – slightly earthy – and can be used as a direct substitute for salt as a seasoning or condiment. Or be more adventurous experimenting with Strawberry Gum leaf in chutneys, sauces and desserts; or add ground Wattle Seed to raw food recipes, baked goods and hot beverages.
The Source Bulk Food stores have a great range of Australian Bush Tucker foods. Try bush dukkah; the amazing superfood wild-harvest Kakadu plum powder; or something from our great selection of dried Australian herbs that are great for herbal teas or adding amazing flavours to your recipes; and our Bush Food muesli. From our Bush Tucker herb & spice range try Australian pepperberry, wattle seed, strawberry gum, anise or lemon myrtle, native river mint, and the Outback bush curry or Australian yellow curry blends.
Bush Foods (aka Bush Tucker ) are any native Australian plant, animal or insect that was traditionally utilised by Australia’s first people. They include wonderfully flavoursome fruits, berries, seeds and tubers- many of which are now available dried or powdered and make a great addition to any pantry. Try pepperberry, wattle seed, kakadu plum, strawberry gum, anise or lemon myrtle and native river mint.
Bush Tucker (aka Bush Food) is a term that is used to collectively describe any native plant, animal or insect that was traditionally utilised by Australia’s first people as a food or medicinal source. Many of these wonderful Australian bush foods have recently been embraced by foodies all over the world for their wonderful, versatile flavours and nutritional benefits.