The dreamtime story

From March to June Traditional owners, families and communities harvest and consume the fruit as a kind of family ritual. For centuries, Kakadu Plum, along with other native Australian native plants, has been considered the gift of the Dreamtime because of its incredible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and infection-fighting fruit. 

so what is kakadu plum?

The Kakadu Plum is a little plum grown in the top end of Australia, wildcrafted by the Australian Aboriginal people. Think of a little plum that is rather hello in colour and tastes a little sweet and sour at the same time. For centuries, the Aboriginal people have been eating Kakadu Plum (and it is believed that some people also used the bark in their tea) for medicinal and healing properties. 

and why is it good for you?

The Kakadu Plum has been recorded to contain the highest level of natural Vitamin C content globally - more than 100 times that of oranges. It has five times higher anti-oxidant capability than the blueberry, which is renowned worldwide as the 'health promoting fruit'. 

Because of this rich vitamin C content, it also displays superior antioxidant properties which is believed to hold a number of benefits for human health. 

Vitamin C is known to potential have role in building a healthier immune system, fighting allergens and sustaining health overall. Eating antixidant- rich fruits and foods in general is a great way to reduce your risk of developing certain diseases and conditions. Kakadu Plum is jam packed with antioxidants. 

Our Kakadu Plum contains 108mg of natural vitamin C per serve (3g). 

research

Have a read of some of the latest research and studies about Kakadu Plum Powder. We have provided a list below: 

Sources of Antioxidant Activity in Australian Native Fruits. 

Native Australian Fruits - A novel source of Antioxidants for Food

Potential Antioxidant, Antiinflammatory, and proapoptptic anticancer activities of kakadu plum and illawarra plumpolyphenolic fractions


Source:
  • M. Netzel et al (2007). Native Australian fruits – a novel source of antioxidants for food. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 8(3), 339-346
  • Focus On Kakadu Plum. Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (2014)
  • Aaron C. Tana, Izabela Konczak and Iqbal Ramzan (2011). Native Australian Fruit Polyphenols Inhibit Cell Viability and Induce Apoptosis in Human Cancer Cell Lines. Nutrition and Cancer, 63(3), 444-455.