How to incorporate more bush foods into your diet

We have some of the best foods on earth grown in our own backyard. We don’t need to travel far and we certainly don’t need to use imported ingredients to stay healthy and add a touch of flavour into our meals.

Did you know that Kakadu Plum is Australia’s native bush food known to have the highest source of natural vitamin C of any plant in the world? Wattleseed is a seed that where ground and roasted adds a beautiful coffee, nut like flavour to your dish. It is also known to have a high source of protein and was used by Indigenous Australians as a type of flour.

In a day and age where we are accustom to traditional herbs and spices like oregano, turmeric and coriander, just to name a few, we have to now put a little more effort and thought into sourcing local produce and herb varieties.


Use in your muffins, baking or home made ice-cream. For a real treat, try adding a teaspoon of wattleseed to your home made bread mix for a little coffee and nut like flavour.

Lemon Myrtle

Forgot those ‘standard’ herbs and spices in your kitchen, add lemon myrtle. Not only is it an Australian herb, but the lemon zing makes an ordinary dish into an EXTRAordinary dish. Mix lemon myrtle and wattleseed together for an even better flavour combo. Try even picking up a lemon myrtle tree from your local nursery to grow your own fresh herbs.


For a real spicy zing, and an after taste that is like nothing else, add a little pepperberry . Don’t be fooled… a little goes a long way!

Dishes are limited only to the imagination. Experiment by adding one or more of these ingredients to your next Sunday roast, vegetable dish, curry or Barramundi.

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