Kakadu Plum or Gubinge is now one of the most popular Australian superfoods on the market thanks to its incredibly high nutritional value and many health benefits.
It might be rather new to us, but Gubinge has been a staple food in Indigenous communities for thousands of years and has been traditionally used as a highly nutritious supplement to keep the body healthy and strong.
Now that more Aussies have access to this fruit (thanks to the communities that grow and harvest it), it’s slowly turning into a popular immunity-boosting supplement for winter months and flu season.
Find out more about the benefits of kakadu plum and why it might be the perfect winter remedy for you!
Kakadu Plum - is the hype real?
The Aussie Kakadu Plum is by no means impressive-looking at first glance. It’s a small (1.5- 2 cm long), pale green fruit and weighs about 2-5 grams. But you know what they say - strong essences are kept in small bottles. This also applies to this wonderful bush food, which has been used by Indigenous people for millennia to prevent or help with sickness while also providing all the nutrients the body needs to function properly on a daily basis.
Just to give you an idea of how healthy the Gubinge really is, here’s the nutritional breakdown of 100 grams of the edible part of the fruit:
Protein: 0.8 grams
Carbs: 17.2 grams
Dietary fiber: 7.1 grams
Fat: 0.5 grams
Sodium: 13 mg
Vitamin C: 3,230% of the Daily Value (DV)
Copper: 100% of the DV
Iron: 13.3% of the DV
The Kakadu Plum has the highest recorded natural amount of vitamin C of any food in the world (the equivalent of 100 oranges). Vitamin C has been known to fortify the immunity system and has been widely used to treat colds and even the flu. But the benefits don’t stop there.
Eating a lot of vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron more efficiently. According to a study published in PubMed, adding 100 mg of vitamin C to a meal can improve iron absorption by 67%.
Copper is another great immunity-booster and plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells, bones, connective tissue, and important enzymes, as well as support proper immune system function.
According to Healthline, the Kakadu Plum is also a great source of ellagic acid, a polyphenol with strong antioxidant power that is also found in strawberries, boysenberries, walnuts, and almonds. Research has linked ellagic acid to numerous health benefits, including anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and prebiotic effects.
All that science talk is great, but in layman’s terms, what can Kakadu Plum do for your health if you start adding it to your diet right now? It can…
… strengthen your body and help it defend itself against colds and the flu.
… help you get better faster when you do catch a cold.
… give you the much-needed energy to go about your day, thanks to better iron absorption.
… prevent iron from plummeting during that time of the month.
… protect your body long term against inflammation.
All in all, Gubinge is a true gift from Mother Nature. And it grows right here, in our own backyard, so why not reap the benefits? If you’d like to try out this amazing supplement, order it now to fortify your body before winter starts!