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Health Benefits - Kakadu Plum

Friday, March 11, 2016

NATIF Kakadu Plum is a pure, premium, wild harvested product with no seed grounded with the rest of the fruit. Although traditionally seeds were some times eaten, it is important not to eat too many of the seeds, as they contain oxalic acids.  It is for this reason that NATIF Kakadu Plum do not contain any Kakadu Plum seeds.  So you can trust and enjoy using the fruit safely.

Kakadu Plum grows in the Kimberley and Northern Territory of Australia and Queensland.  It has many other names like gubinge and bush plum, billygoat plum and salty plum.  It looks like an olive and has a central wooden stone.  The Aboriginal people have been using this fruit for thousands of years as a vital source of nutrients and bush medicine to treat skin sores and other skin conditions or it was drunk as a tea for colds and flu.

NATIF Kakadu Plum is ethically wild harvested by Indigenous communities in Australia, making sure they get the right amount of pay and are licensed to collect the fruit creating more jobs for the outback communities.

Kakadu Plum contains the highest level of natural vitamin C (about 100 times more than oranges) and has superior antioxidant properties (containing water and oil soluble antioxidants, which are often low in other common fruits & vegetables), giving you a boost of health benefits when taken as part of a normal healthy balanced diet.

The fruit also contains vitamin E, lutein (which is good for eye health and wellbeing), folate, zinc, magnesium and calcium.  It has a high potassium:sodium ratio, which could assist to develop foods in the future to reduce hypertension.

You can use NATIF Kakadu Plum in home made cosmetics and well as adding it to your favourite dishes.  See 'Product page' or 'How to use'

 

(Reference: Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation-2015)