Muntries were eaten by Aboriginal people in the south east of South Australia. They would eat them fresh or dry them out to preserve; they could then be ground into a paste, mix with dampers or eat as a leather. They contain up to four times more antioxidants than blueberries and provide natural waxes that are good for skin nourishment.
Muntries, Kunzea pomifera The berries produced by the muntrie plant are about 1 cm in diameter, green with a tinge of red at maturity.
They are a groundcover in the wild, but now grown commercially they are trellised in the orchard for more efficient use of space.
Interestingly muntries were grown in England in 1889 and were one of the first species of Australian plants introduced into cultivation in England.
They are also known as native cranberries, munthari, muntaberry or monterry.
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