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Strawberry Gum

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Strawberry Gum is a medium size tree, which grows in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.

The indigenous Australians who passed through the Northern Tablelands would often chew on the leaves of the Strawberry Gum for their sweet berry flavour. They would also moisten the leaves and lay them over a fire to release their fragrant oils to calm stomach problems.

Health benefits

  • This bush tucker gem has a host of health benefits, which include antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties. It has been shown to help balance micro flora of the gut.

Taste and Smell

Sweet and slightly acidic like balsamic vinegar, with fruity undertones that have shades of cinnamon, strawberry and passionfruit.

Food Uses

A wonderful flavour enhancer for fruit salads and desserts such as crème brulée, Pavlova, macrons, panacotta, and ice cream. A match made in heaven with chocolate or vanilla. Strawberry Gum can also be used in to produce a delectable tea.

You can incorporate Strawberry Gum into your cooking or baking by purchasing online here.

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"The original chewing gum! Aborigines used to chew on the leaves for their sweet, berry-licious flavor."