Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)
Even though acai berries and maca powder protein balls are sweeping the Australian nation at the present moment, people have forgotten about the Kakadu plum. This potent superfood is native to the Australian nation. In the present moment, where Covid 19 is severely wreaking havoc on an individual’s immunity, this tiny green plum contains a huge amount of Vitamin C. This easily surpasses the level possessed by oranges by a tremendous margin. These statistics have been presented by a research program conducted at the University of Queensland. Hence, the powerful characteristics of the fruit are verified. Currently, Australia is attempting to protect the Kakadu plum as its native food.
Kakadu plum is a rich source of antioxidants and has ellagic acid and vitamin C chemical components that contribute to this antioxidant activity. Ellagic acid and vitamin C also have health benefits. Additionally, the fruit also contains vitamin E, lutein, which is known to play an important role in eye health. Despite its superfood status, many aren’t familiar with the Kakadu plum. Mr Hewitt, who has the Northern Territory’s first and only commercial harvesting licence, wants to work with western researchers to corroborate and recognise his people’s traditional knowledge about the fruit. The world does not know about Kakadu plum yet, so there is still a lot of opportunities out there to be explored.
An alliance of businesses promoting Australian bush food published findings in 2019 that just 1 per cent of the industry’s produce and dollar value was generated by Indigenous people. Hence, this leaves a 99-per-cent gap to fill. Therefore, if individuals can get these out there and promote the Kakadu plum more, the whole world can see that we have the highest vitamin C in the world. This is a matter of great pride. This is bush medicine. It’s the highest bush medicine you can get naturally