Kakadu Plum

The Kakadu plum is certainly considered a golden superfood, with the highest recorded levels of vitamin C of any fruit in the world. It measures up to 100 times the vitamin C content found in an orange.

Kakadu Plum

Serving size: 1/4 teaspoon
Servings per container: about 27
Ingredients: 100% pure Kakadu Plum Raw Whole Fruit Powder;
Wild Harvested, Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, Plant Based, Non GMO

The kakadu plum is Australia’s most potent superstar of superfoods and grows wild in abundance across the top end of Northern and Western Australia. This pale pear-green colored oval fruit has a central interior wooden stone like kernel, with a fibrous texture and tart and bitter flavor. It has the highest recorded levels of vitamin C content of any plant in the world, up to 100 times more vitamin C than an orange and five times higher anti-oxidant capability than a blueberry.

Its medicinal uses are endless. The fruit has been an antiseptic and healing remedy by the indigenous people for thousands of years. After harvesting season, the tree sap is used to treat joint inflammation, while the tree bark is applied to the body to treat burns, rashes and infections. The kakadu plum contains phytochemicals such as gallic and ellagic acids.  Gallic acid has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activities and shows anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antimutagenic and anti-bronchodilator activities.  Ellagic acid has anti-carcinogenic effects against a wide range of carcinogens in many human tissues.

While there are other fruits that contain antioxidants, the kakadu plum is unique because it contains both hydrophilic (water-soluble) and lipophilic (oil-soluble) antioxidants.  This combination of antioxidants is much more bio-available to the skin and body, delivering more comprehensive protection from oxidative stress than fruits comprised of only hydrophilic compounds.  Kakadu plum also contains folate (vitamin B9), which plays a key role in repair and synthesis of DNA and can help to protect cells from damage.  With its rich composition of phytochemicals and microelements, the kakadu plum is a powerful weapon against premature aging.

Kakadu plum has many other names depending on where its grown, such as gubinge, gabiny, kabiny, mardorr plum or murunga, bush plum, billygoat and salty plum. I will be using this fruit in many my smoothie recipes and some of my soup recipes in the form of kakadu plum raw-whole powder product, which is derived from certified wild harvested fruit without the kernel.

Health benefits

  • Highest recorded levels of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world, measuring up to 100 times the Vitamin C content found in an orange.
  • Due to its extreme potency, you only need 1g of Freeze Dried Kakadu Plum powder to match the Vitamin C content found in an entire orange.
  • Exhibits outstanding antioxidant capacity, being 5.2 times more potent than the blueberry.
  • Due to its exceptional anti-oxidant composition, it is believed that kakadu plum could help provide the most powerful Alzheimer’s treatment to date.
  • Celebrated for its medicinal properties and is a known antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent.
  • A vegetarian source of iron and Vitamin E and folate.

Taste and Smell

The taste of the fruit is tart, tastes similar too an English gooseberry or certain grape varieties and has a subtle aroma of stewed apples and pears, with some cooked citrus.

Food Uses

The kakadu plum can be freeze dried and crushed into a concentrated powder to be used as a nutritional supplement in smoothies, yogurts and chia puddings. Try this powerful kakadu plum in many of my superfood smoothies located in the recipe section or in my book, Project You.

Smoothies

Pomegranate Tangerine Smoothie, Spicy Mango Strawberry Smoothie or Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie