Witchetty Grub  Probably the most 'famous' of the grub family, the witchetty grub is an important desert food. It is seen as a delicacy and can be taste tested by many locals and tourists as part of their visit to Central Australia.  The grubs are found in the roots of the witchetty bush which is found around Alice Springs and Central Australia. Aboriginal women and children most commonly dig for them. They can be eaten as is or very quickly cooked in the coals of a fire.

Learn about some of the bush tucker, food and plants from Central Australia and what the Aboriginal people ate from the land.

Honey Ants  Aboriginal women will gather Honey Ants from nests found under Mulga Trees. The nest may extend as much as a metre or two deep into the ground and so it takes of lot of digging to get a handful of ants! The ants gather nectar from insects and then store the honey in their stomachs.

Learn about some of the bush tucker, food and plants from Central Australia and what the Aboriginal people ate from the land.

Bush Banana (Alangkwe)  Bush bananas are found on a winding vine that climbs up trees and shrubs. They have creamy flowers and green leaves. The flowers and young fruits are eaten raw. The older, mature fruit can be cooked lightly in hot earth. The bush banana is often featured on artwork and in Aboriginal mythology.

Learn about some of the bush tucker, food and plants from Central Australia and what the Aboriginal people ate from the land.

Wild Passionfruit

Learn about some of the bush tucker, food and plants from Central Australia and what the Aboriginal people ate from the land.

Bush Yam (Anaty)  The Desert Yam is another staple food of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia. The yam can be hard to locate as it can be growing up to 80 or 90cms underground. The yam is cooked by placing coals over it for about 20 minutes and then peeled before being eaten.

Learn about some of the bush tucker, food and plants from Central Australia and what the Aboriginal people ate from the land.

Bush Yam (Anaty)  The Desert Yam is another staple food of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia. The yam can be hard to locate as it can be growing up to 80 or 90cms underground. The yam is cooked by placing coals over it for about 20 minutes and then peeled before being eaten.

Learn about some of the bush tucker, food and plants from Central Australia and what the Aboriginal people ate from the land.

Ripe Bush Plum Fruit

Learn about some of the bush tucker, food and plants from Central Australia and what the Aboriginal people ate from the land.

Bush Coconut  Bush coconuts are found on the Bloodwood tree. The size of an apple with a rough exterior, a small grub can be found inside after breaking the fruit open and is usually eaten. The white flesh is also eaten.

Bush Coconut Bush coconuts are found on the Bloodwood tree. The size of an apple with a rough exterior, a small grub can be found inside after breaking the fruit open and is usually eaten. The white flesh is also eaten.

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