Why Kakadu Plum Is Your Winter Remedy15/06/2018
Winter is officially upon us which means we’re making sure to get enough Vitamin C to keep our colds at bay.
When it comes to Australian superfoods, there’s no denying that we’re spoiled for choice. From our star superfood performer, Kakadu Plum, to our protein rich Wattleseed, Australia is home to some of the most potent and nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
There are remarkable benefits to incorporating our native Kakadu Plum into your diet, particularly at this time of the year, when the temperature drops and our immune system is at a higher risk of failing to defend you against disease-causing microorganisms.
But what exactly is Kakadu Plum and how can it help us fight off the common cold this winter?
Considered a gift of the Dreamtime, the Kakadu Plum is Australia’s star superfood performer. Kakadu Plum has exceptional nutritional and antiseptic properties and has been an important food and medicine in Northern Australia for millennia. From March to June, the local people harvest and consume this energizing, thirst-quenching fruit. Throughout the rest of the year, the tree sap is consumed to treat joint inflammation, whilst the bark is applied to the body to treat burns, rashes and infections.
High In Vitamin C
- Our native Kakadu Plum has the highest source of Vitamin C content compared to any other fruit in the world (up to 100 times the Vitamin C content found in an orange!). This makes it an immune-boosting powerhouse, which is especially important during the colder months when we’re more susceptible to the flu.
- Vitamin C is considered to be a potent antioxidant and vital nutrient in slowing the aging process. It is also crucial for the production of proline—an amino acid needed to create collagen.
High In Antioxidants
- It also possesses remarkable antioxidant properties which helps prevent ageing, skin damage from the Australian sun, and reduce the risk of diseases including cancer.
- It is also believed that Kakadu Plum could provide the most powerful Alzheimer’s treatment to date.
It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous fruit has been growing in our backyard for thousands of years and we’re only getting well acquainted with it now.
Due to its extreme potency, you only need a small amount to reap the benefits. We recommend adding a teaspoon to your smoothie or smoothie bowl in the morning – it provides a tart taste with a delightful aroma of stewed apples and pears, with some cooked citrus, pickled and floral musk essence.
Keep those colds at bay – shop our Freeze Dried Kakadu Plum here.