• Davidson Plums have tart plum flavour rich in zinc, Vit E and calcium plus lutein for eye health.  This is a highly concentrated powder. Davidson Plum is a deep purple very tart and acidic fruit eaten by the coastal Aboriginal people.  Davidson Plum is higher in lutein than avocados, lutein is an important vitamin for eye health by improving the symptoms in atrophic age-related degeneration by inhibiting inflammation. They were used frequently  by the early pioneers to make jams and preserves.  OutbackChef now makes a popular fruit paste with these plums. Davidson Plums may have an anti diabetic effect and may have the capacity to reduce hypertension and obesity. Extensive research has been done into Davidson Plums...and I'm quoting directly from "The Health Aspects of Australian Native Food" , research done through Australian Government's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2009.....further information of this species and other native foods can be found on our blog.....
    In Davidson’s Plums, anthocyanins were the major phenolic compounds detected.
    Anthocyanins are plant pigments responsible for the red, purple and blue colours of fruits and vegetables. they are an increasingly important group of natural food colorants.
    The total amount of anthocyanins in Davidsonia jerseyana was 98.6 mg C3G/g DW and in Davidsonia pruriens was 47.8 mg C3G/g DW (Table 1). The observed differences could be due to cultivar specificity and/or fruit maturity. Other components found in small amounts included myricetin, rutin and quercetin hexoside. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants and a range of health benefits arising from their consumption have been reported, such as anti-diabetic effects [21] and reduction of obesity [22]. Cyanidin 3- sambubioside isolated from flowers of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. induced apoptosis (programmed cell death, known also as cell suicides) of cancer cells in vitro (cell culture studies) [23].
    Table 3. Major phenolic compounds identified in selected native Australian fruits
    T- traces; P – possible (confirmation required) * This extract contained components that require further investigation in order to establish their identity. Major peaks in the extract exhibited m/z 682 (fragments: 454, 438), m/z 454 (fragments 182, 210, 226), m/z 334 (fragment 164).
    Based on the high level of anthocyanins in the flesh, the potential application of Davidson’s Plum as a source of a natural food colour with health-enhancing properties for a wide application in beverages and confectionery might be considered.
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    Davidsonia pruriens Aboriginal name " Ooray" A tart flavoured dark red plum, great for jams and conserves, making sauces to go with beef or kangaroo, a bush fruit known for it's health benefits, much research is currently being done Davidson Plum is a small, narrow, rainforest tree which bears an edible plum with purple-black skin.  If you want to give your jams and chutneys a truly gourmet Australian food flavour, these bush fruits are perfect. Great to make jam with and because of it's dark red colouring can be used to colour and flavour sauces, ice-cream an drinks.
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    Desert Limes are a small fruit about the size of a grape with a wonderful "limey" flavour Australian Desert Lime or Wild limes have an intense lime flavour without the tart edge that traditional limes have, I can eat them quiet easily alone.  Like all limes they are extremely versatile.  There are a number of native limes that have been developed, the Desert Lime being one of them. Wild Limes were used as a food source by Indigenous people, the easy pioneers to Australia harvested them for use in jams and preserves and they are now an extremely popular lime on many restaurant menus.
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    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.
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    The Australian rainforest knew what it was doing when it produced this amazing fruit, and the tangy tart flavour of Davidson Plums have created a bushtucker paste everyone will love.  It goes with any cheeses, I particularly love it with a great Tasmanian Blue cheese. Davidson Plums grown from northern NSW right up the coast to Atherton Tableland, with a tart fruity flavour they are a great addition to pies, jams, chutneys and of course Outback Chef's Davidson Plum Fruit Paste.