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The Macadamia is a native rainforest tree known to the Aboriginals as Kindal Kindal. Its home is the rich volcanic soils of northern New South Wales and South East Queensland where it thrives in the warm sub-tropical climate and high annual rainfall.

Muesli • Byron Bay • Brookfarm • Macadamia Farm • About Us

Brookfarm is Australia's leading producer of premium quality Macadamia products, from our farm in Byron Bay . Muesli, Muesli Bars, Nut Mixes & more.

Bush Banana (Marsdenia australis) is an Australian native plant. It is found in Central Australia and throughout Western Australia. It is a bush tucker food for Aborigines

Bush Banana (Marsdenia australis) is an Australian native plant. It is found in Central Australia and throughout Western Australia. It is a bush tucker food for Aborigines

Wombat Berry - Eustrephus latifolius. Perennial climber with edible fruit.

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Finger Limes (Australian Native Limes) How amazing do these look, would love to find some in south aus.

Australian Finger Lime Company Pty Ltd - PRODUCER

Fred Durham started growing Australian native limes (finger limes) after realising the unique nature of this indigenous fruit with its caviar-shaped juice sacs and vibrant colour diversity of its pulp. The potential for this product as a garnish and ingredient in any food situation regardless of culture was apparent. Over six years later he now packs them in 1kg OZLIME branded boxes ideal for restaurants, caterers and the general public. Fruit can be collected from the orchard or…

‘This is a book about Australian food, not the foods that European Australians cooked from ingredients they brought with them, but the flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples for over 50,000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing it.’  We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun foods that grew here before white settlers arrived. We love ‘superfoods’ from exotic locations, yet reject those that…

The Oldest Foods on Earth

'This is a book about Australian food, not the foods that European Australians cooked from ingredients they brought with them, but the flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples for over 50,000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing it.' We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun foods that grew here before white settlers arrived. We love 'superfoods' from exotic locations, yet reject those that…

Exocarpos cupressiformis. Bush cherry or Ballarat Cherry

Exocarpos cupressiformis 140

A bush tucker plant. This species is related to sandalwood and is a root parasite of other plants.

The "Wild Orange" is an Australian native plant growing in western New South Wales. Its scientific name is Capparis mitchellii.

Capparis mitchellii

Large, unusual flower of Capparis mitchellii Family: Capparaceae Common name: Native Orange Flowers and fruit: At first sight, the flower of Capparis mitchellii appears to consist of nothing more than a mass of stamens up to 70mm long, but it has cream petals that recurve when mature. Fruit is up to 80mm diameter, green maturing to a dull yellow, with rough exterior texture and stiff, irregular stalk. The fruit is reported to be edible - I tasted it but didn't find it particularly pleasing…

Burdekin Plum fruit ...tropical fruit, related to mango

Buy Burdekin Plum Fruit Trees - Pleigynium timorense

This close relative of the Mango is a native tropical rainforest tree. The deep purple, fleshy, plum-like fruits need to be held for some days to soften and mellow before eating. The flavour then is reminiscent if a prune with a hint of a Davidson's Plum to finish.Early settlers (probably taught by the Aborigines) were known to bury them in the ground which had the effect of softening them and increasing palatability. The fruit can be eaten raw, or used in wines, jams and jellies. The…

The Awkward Foods of Australia - Eww or Mmm? - FDPRN.com

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What do Aussies love eating? These foods of Australia must certainly be tasty, no matter how strange they may appear.

Australian botany - Fruits of the Australian tropical rainforest  The most important book on tropical Australian botany ever published with 2436 species described and 1236 illustrated in full colour. This definitive work, 17 years in the making, covers the fruiting plants of Australia's tropical rainforest

Fruits of the Australian tropical rainforest

The most important book on tropical Australian botany ever published with 2436 species described and 1236 illustrated in full colour. This definitive work, 17 years in the making, covers the fruiting plants of Australia's tropical rainforest in Queensland extending from Rockhampton on the Tropic of Capricorn through to the Torres Strait. Each species (except for a few which are leafless) is accompanied by a line illustration of its leaf as an aid to identification. It is a testimony to Wendy…

Quandong - This powerful dessert fruit is in fact a stronger antioxidant than Vitamin E and can even help to gently exfoliate the skin.

 

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Native Australian foods are as delicious as they are wild. Yet Australia has never embraced its quandongs and its wallaby meats as part of its national cuisine.

Australia Needs to Embrace Its Bush Tucker

Bush tucker, as native Australian foods are commonly known, are as delicious as they are wild. Yet Australia has never embraced its quandongs and its wallaby meats as part of its national cuisine—and that is a damn shame.

Davidson Plum - Qld

Bush Foods - Davidson Plum, Bunya Nut, Plum pine

Daleys Nursery - Subtropical Fruit, Nut and Rainforest trees. Catalogue and resource guide for Subtropical Fruit and Nut trees, Forestation trees, Herbs, Rainforest trees and more.

The Phytophactor: Bush Tucker

Bush Tucker

The mention of paw-paws following Tuesday's fruit blog got the Phactor thinking about all the exotic fruits he's encountered over the years,...