Australia is home to a variety of important bushfoods, but the Kakadu plum (Gubinge) is arguably one of the healthiest. Grown and harvested by the Nyul Nyul community in the Dampier region of Northern Western Australia, the Marrithiel Group and Dak-Djeirt community in the Northern Territory, this small fruit packs an impressive nutritional punch.
With their amazing health properties, Kakadu plums were used medicinally by Indigenous Australians for centuries to treat colds, headaches, and the flu. They were also utilised as a potent soothing balm or antiseptic treatment for wounds.
Most recently, Kakadu plums have been gaining recognition for their impressive nutrient profile and numerous health benefits. Find out why this native Australian bushfood is considered a superfood and how you can incorporate it into your diet.
Nature’s Highest Source of Vitamin C
Kakadu plums boast the highest natural source of vitamin C on the planet — more than 100 times higher than the vitamin C content of oranges! Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that fights free radicals and plays a key role in supporting the immune system, heart health, iron absorption, wound healing, cartilage maintenance, and collagen synthesis.
5 Health Benefits of Kakadu Plums
With their sky-high vitamin C content and impressive level of nutrients, it is no surprise Kakadu Plums offer a variety of health benefits. Here, we will look at some of the top reasons to include Kakadu Plums in your diet.
Provides a Rich Source of Antioxidants and Phytonutrients
Kakadu plums are bursting with antioxidants. In fact, they contain more polyphenols, potassium, and antioxidants than blueberries!
Antioxidants play an important role in the body by helping to neutralise free radicals. These unstable molecules can cause oxidative stress, harming the body and making it more susceptible to illness, premature ageing, and damage.
Kakadu plums are also rich in ellagic acid, a polyphenol with strong antioxidant properties. It has been linked to a wide range of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, prebiotic effects, and antimicrobial properties.
Kakadu plums are low in calories but rich in nutrients, providing an excellent source of a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Along with its impressive Vitamin C content, Kakadu plums also provide an excellent source of copper, iron, and dietary fibre. They also contain smaller amounts of other essential micronutrients such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, thiamine, and riboflavin.
Helps Support a Healthy Brain
With even more antioxidants than curcumin, Kakadu plums really are a true superfood. With their rich antioxidant content, this subtropical fruit may provide protective qualities to support a healthy brain.
Supports the Immune System
When the body undergoes stressors from the environment, illness, or diet, vitamin C can quickly be depleted. By providing the body with a steady supply of vitamin C, Kakadu plums can be an effective way to bolster your body’s natural defense system.
Promotes Radiant Skin
Along with supporting a healthy immune system, Vitamin C is well-known for its role in supporting healthy, resilient skin. Vitamin C promotes the synthesis of collagen, the main structural protein in the body that supports the body’s connective tissue. By supporting collagen production, Vitamin C can help reduce photoageing, pigmentation issues, and more.
Additionally, the various phenolic compounds, nutrients, and antioxidants found in Kakadu plums nourish the skin from the inside out, helping to protect it against premature ageing and environmental stressors.
Promotes Heart Health
We all know how important it is to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables to support a healthy heart. Including Kakadu plum in your diet is an easy way to supply your heart with a powerful dose of antioxidants, nutrients, and phenolic compounds.
How To Use Kakadu Plum: Aroma, Taste, and Cooking Ideas
Kakadu plums are a versatile ingredient that can easily be incorporated into your diet in a variety of ways. Whether you want to add it to a fresh salad, yoghurt, breakfast bowls, smoothies, or jams and sauces, Roogenic Kakadu plum is an easy way to enhance the nutritional profile of many meals and snacks.
With their tart flavour and unique aroma (often described as a mix of pear, cooked citrus, and stewed apple with a hint of floral musk), Kakadu plums lend themselves perfectly to juices, jams, preserves, and sauces.
To use, simply consume ¼ of a teaspoon of Roogenic Kakadu Plum per day to receive the benefits. It can be sprinkled over cereals, smoothies, desserts, or even just mixed with water! Have some fun with it and experiment to find out your favourite ways to enjoy it!
Along with Kakadu plum powder, Roogenic has also created a premium, unique blend of Australian Honey infused with Lemon Myrtle and Kakadu Plum.
This delicious honey boasts an impressive antioxidant content and antifungal, immune-boosting, and antibacterial properties. As tempting as it may be to cook with this delectable honey, we recommend consuming it raw to receive the full nutritional benefits. Consider drizzling it over your cereal, oatmeal, or freshly baked bread. Or, enjoy a spoonful straight from the jar — we promise we won’t tell!
Where to Find the Highest Quality Kakadu Plum Products
Our Kakadu Plums are 100% willd-harvested by by the Nyul Nyul community in the Dampier region of Northern Western Australia, the Marrithiel Group and Dak-Djeirt community in the Northern Territory, with part of each sale being directly returned to the community. We guarantee the highest quality, freshest Kakadu Plum to ensure your utmost satisfaction.
The Roogenic mission is to support Indigenous communities and partner with them to share the amazing benefits of native Australian bushfoods. We are proud to offer the highest quality Kakadu Plum so you can start enjoying its many health benefits for yourself.