Australian bush food rules!

Via Permaculture Pathways, I just discovered this great research into the nutritional benefits of Australian native fruits and herbs.  The research was funded by the Australian Government Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation to support industry, and basically found that a lot of native foods trump exotic foods hands down. For instance, all but two of the foods studies are higher in antioxidents than the ‘blueberry standard’, and all contained Vitamin E, some comparable with the ‘avocado benchmark’.

I’m inspired to find out which ones grow well in Canberra now and plant some. I’m guessing, for instance, that Kakadu Plums don’t, but I think Quandongs might….

The booklet is downloadable for free, or you can order a printed copy for $25.

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