The Kakadu Plum, also called the Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga; grows natively across the Top End of Northern Australia. The fruit has been a traditional source of bush tucker, antiseptic and a healing remedy for Aboriginal people across Arnhem Land for thousands of years. Today the trees are still in great abundance and come to fruit usually at the start of the dry season in May each year. The Kakadu Plum has been identified world wide as the single natural food source with the highest vitamin C content on the planet. It contains 3000mg of vitamin C per 100g of fruit - over 50 times the concentration found in oranges.
There is no plant in the world that has the same level of vitamin C, anti-oxidants and bioactive.
The Kakadu Plum contains phytochemicals such as gallic and ellagic acids. Gallic acid has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activities and also shows anti-inﬂammatory, antitumour, anti-mutagenic and anti-bronchodilatory activities. Ellagic acid has anticarcinogenic effects against a wide range of carcinogens in many human tissues. Major health and cosmetic companies world wide have identified the Kakadu Plum as a substantially beneficial ingredient products that include:
- Skin & Hair Care Products
- Vitamin Supplements and Super-foods as beverages, capsules or powders.
- Pharmacological products, Bio Chemical products and more.
- Used in gourmet bush foods such as chutneys, jams and pickles.