Experience the bold, unique flavours of Australia and the naturopath proven medicinal properties of Native Australian Bushfoods. Sourced naturally and sustainably, our collection of Native Bushfoods is the perfect way to experiment with Native Australian Herbs and Spices. Australian Bushfoods have been used for generations for their potent healing properties and as a source of food for Indigenous communities.
What are Native Bushfoods?
Native Australian Bushfoods are recognised worldwide for their bold, unique flavours and powerful medicinal properties. Celebrate the flavours and healing properties of bushfoods with our collection of bushfoods and native herbs and spices. Incorporate them into your everyday recipes to experience the natural healing powers of Australian plants and discover exciting new flavours.
What Is The Best Native Australian Herb?
Cinnamon Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed Myrtle are closely related Australian Herbs with multiple medicinal properties. Cinnamon Myrtle was traditionally used to naturally treat heartburn, colic and settle the digestive system. It has a subtle cinnamon flavour and is an amazing native Australian ingredient to add to curries, casseroles and slow-cooked stews. Lemon Myrtle, however, has a sweet lemon flavour due to the high citral content, making it the perfect native ingredient to add to cream-based dishes, sorbets, and grilled meats. Traditionally, the Australian plant was used for its antimicrobial and natural antibiotic properties, modernly the native herb has been found to be a great, natural vegan source of calcium. Aniseed Myrtle has a subtle liquorice flavour and scent and was used traditionally to naturally treat acid reflux, as a natural remedy for cramping, and flatulence. It’s rich in antioxidants and has been found to protect against oxidative stress. Add it to your teas, desserts and ice creams.
Native Thyme was traditionally used for its medicinal properties and has a natural flavour profile similar to Italian herbs, mint and peppery thyme. Sea Parsley is a stunning substitute for traditional parsley, and has a flavour profile similar to traditional parsley, but with a hint of “ocean”. Native Australian River Mint is known to naturally help with digestion and provides a fresh, minty and herbaceous flavour. Lastly, native Saltbush is an Australian herb that has a slightly salty, earthy flavour and can be used as a healthy and natural substitute for table salt.
Gumbi Gumbi is known to be one of Australia’s most medicinal plants, boasting antiviral properties. It has a slightly peppery taste and is perfect for brewing into tea.
What Is Australian Strawberry Gum Leaf?
Australian Strawberry Gum Leaf is a delicious, must-have native ingredient for all kitchens. Traditionally the native Australian bushfood was used as a natural remedy for stomach pain and a natural relief for nausea. The native plant has been found to have naturally occurring antifungal properties, antibiotic properties, and have a high source of antioxidants. It’s been found to help naturally balance the microflora of the gut and improve overall gut health. The Strawberry Gum Leaves of the Australian plant is a delicious native bushfood to add to pavlova, cakes, muffins and frozen yogurt due to the strikingly similar taste to strawberries.
What Is Jilungin?
Jilungin is a native Australian tree that’s been traditionally used by the Nyul Nyul community as a natural remedy for sleep and to naturally reduce stress and anxiety. You can use the leaves of the native Australian plant to create a concentrated and potent herbal sleep tea by boiling the leaves or try it in our two sleep teas, Native Relaxation Tea and Native Sleep Tea. Jiliungin has an earthy flavour with subtle herbal notes.
What Is The Best Native Australian Bush Tucker?
Australia is home to some of the most nutritionally dense native plants and native fruits in the world, so it’s no wonder why many Australian bushfoods are being recognised internationally for their medicinal properties and as superfoods.
Kakadu Plum (Gubinge) is a native Australian bushfood that has gained worldwide recognition for having the highest natural source of Vitamin C in the world, proving to be an excellent immune-boosting fruit to strengthen the immune system. Kakadu Plumhas also been found to be an antioxidant-rich Australian superfood, have a higher Lutein content than avocados and naturally improve eyesight and strengthen eye health. It has a tart flavour, similar to pears and apples, and can be sprinkled over cereal, smoothies or desserts.
Pepperberries are a native Australian bushfood that have a strong pepper flavour with fruity notes and it builds in heat. Tasmanian Pepperberries are antioxidant-rich and have been found to naturally reduce inflammation. Use the native Australian berries as an ingredient in burgers, pasta, soups and stews.
For a natural immune-boosting snack, try some Quandong fruit. This bush tucker staple is rich in antioxidants, protein, complex oils, iron, and zinc. They have a flavour profile similar to peach, apricot and rhubarb, proving to be a delicious native Australian fruit to add to tea, cakes, braised meats and jams.
If you’re looking to add stunning colour to your dish, look no further than Davidson Plum. This native Australian fruit is rich in antioxidants and contains vitamin E, folate, zinc, magnesium, calcium lutein, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid.
If you’re looking to add a flavour similar to sundried tomatoes with a sweet-salty caramel-like flavour, try Australian Bush Tomatoes. This native fruit has been a staple bushfood source for Indigenous communities for generations. They’re rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, iron, copper, folate, zinc, magnesium, and calcium and contain selenium, a rare mineral that naturally boosts metabolism.
Australian Wattleseed has been traditionally used as a source of food in dry and arid regions. The process of making the bushfood edible requires roasted Wattleseeds to be dried and ground into Wattleseed flour. The native Australian spice is low in G.I and high in protein and has a stunning coffee-chocolate flavour, perfect in pasta, bread and desserts.
We also have a collection of native Australian lime powder. Finger lime is a delicious Australian bushfood, boating a bitter and slightly astringent citrus flavour, it’s the perfect addition to cocktails, jams, seafood dishes, and even salad dressings. They also contain folate, potassium, and vitamin E. Our high-quality Desert Lime powder is a source of lutein, folate and vitamin E. The piquant flavour with slightly sweet citrus notes makes this powder the perfect addition to sauces, garnishes, pickles, and chutneys.