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10 Foods Filled With Probiotics for your gut

Thanks to Alex Sifferlin from Time Magazine

One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease.

Probiotics are bacteria that are very similar to or the same as good-bacteria colonies already in our gut. They’re in many foods on this list, including yogurt and sauerkraut. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are a type of plant fiber often found in vegetables that nourishes good bacteria...

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What is bush tucker?

Bushfood naturally occurs in the Australian environment composed of both flora and fauna, it offers a diverse range of flavours.

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Warrigal

A wild spinach found around mangroves and along the banks of inland rivers. Warrigal greens were used by Captain Cook and have found their way even to the back blocks of Paris, where it is known as Tetragon and is used by the Parisians in preference to English spinach.

Muntharies

Small, fragrant, apple flavoured berries from a beach creeper common in dunes in Southern Australia. It is also called muntires, emu apples or native cranberries.

Emu

Belonging to the same family as ostriches, they are the source of a range of unique quality product from exquisite red meat with a slightly gamey flavor to the very sough...

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The Bush Tucker Survival Guide

thanks to Emma White

This page is taken from a booklet written by Gemma White in 2008 on Australian bush tucker survival foods that are found in the Mitchell Park (Cattai) region of sydney.

Introduction

Aboriginal people have found ways of surviving that reveal an extensive and detailed knowledge of the environment Their understanding of native plants goes far beyond just knowing what is edible. They used plants for healing and medicine. They understood the changes of the seasons and the life cycles of animals and plants, and how these processes effected their own survival .

The Australian bush contains a bounty of wild edible plant species that runs into the thousands, ranging from starchy seeds and tangy fruits to mushrooms, tubers, leaves and seaweeds...

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Top Ten Bush Tucker for your pantry

Top Ten Bush Tucker for your pantry

Thanks to The Source Bulk Foods

From the fresh lemony zing of a finger lime to the toasted coffee and chocolate aromas of wattleseed, bush tucker ingredients can bring a whole new world of unique and delicious flavours into your kitchen. Add that to the fact that bush foods are now being recognised as the new superfoods, and you have some pretty compelling reasons to add them to your pantry.

With a fresh clean and crisp lemon flavour, lemon myrtle can be substituted in almost any recipe that calls for lemon or lemongrass. Add it to cakes, biscuits, sauces, puddings, dressings and syrups, sprinkle it into your muesli mix or use it in your savoury cooking.

A source of antioxidants, with an aromatic fruity flavour...

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KAKADU PLUM ALSO KNOWN AS GUBINGE

Gubinge, the Kimberley super fruit finding success in the health food

ABC Rural

(Courtesy of ABC Kimberley: Emily Jane Smith)

Gubinge is steadily making its way as the next big superfood, with many Indigenous communities in Western Australia’s remote Kimberley looking to make a new market for this traditional fruit.

A pile of freshly picked gubinge waiting to be processed into a dried powder.

The native superfood, also known as Kakadu plum, is a staple bushfood for Indigenous people across northern Australia, but the health benefits from its high levels of Vitamin C are fast becoming known in the health food industry.

For the Kimberley’s only commercial producer of dried gubinge powder, this season has proved to be a gamechanger with a brand new processing facility up and running.

“Definitely it has exceeded our expectations from last season; we’ve received about ...

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Bush tucker in NSW country schools

A wonderful story from the department of education

Fancy a wattle seed yoyo biscuit with rosella jam to go with your cup of tea? That was the winning bush tucker taste sensation created by students in a project-based learning experience.

Dubbo School of Distance education teachers with students' bush tucker creations

Dreamtime Tuka CEO Herb Smith and Dubbo School of Distance Education teachers Janet Elliott and Naomi White admire the students’ bush tucker creations.

The western NSW and Riverina food technology students had the chance to devise bush tucker delicacies guided by a manufacturer who supplies food to Qantas.

The engaging and authentic project was a partnership between Dubbo School of Distance Education Technology and Applied Science teachers Janet Elliott and Naomi White and Herb Smith, CEO of Dubbo’s Dreamtime T...

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Worth a read for Bush Tucker fans

Why we all need to tuck in to bush tucker

 

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Aniseed Myrtle, the traditional super food.

What Is Aniseed Myrtle?

Aniseed Myrtle is a native plant to the Australian rainforest of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Grown in some rainforests, it also has been grown commercially since the 1990s to meet a growing demand for its leaves.

The leaves are being used as a Bush tucker spice or bush spice.

These bush spices are made from the leafs or fruits of native plants of Australia such as Aniseed offering a rich aniseed flavour.

Outstanding offerings:

Aniseed Myrtle is one the herbs which traditionally has been used to treat anorexia, hiccuping or epigastric pain. It has anti septic feature and cancer – preventative. Scientists have found that consuming aniseed myrtle regularly may help the body fighting with radical active which is the main cause of cancer...

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Lemon Aspen

Lemon Aspen is found in tropical and tableland forests of far north Qld

A sullen lemon coloured fruit about  cm in diameter with a tough star shaped core – textured like an apple core. The core often contains very small black seeds and the thin flesh is spongy. The fruit offers an incredible tropical citrus aroma) and a very strong acid flavour of lemon and tropical spice characters.

Lemon Aspen has a tart lemon taste with a hint of grapefruit.

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Healing Spices

Our appetite for all things anti-inflammatory and gut-healthy is nearly insatiable, there are a number of subtle trends that are quietly shifting the way we care for our bodies and minds.

The current political climate is causing a shift in our health goals and routines. It incredible how volatile people are these days. It’s important to channel our energy through a physical pursuit as much as it is to eat better, starting with healing spices

Adaptogenic herbs and spices have taken off. Historically, adding spices was always for a great way to flavour food without adding calories and to increase your intake of antioxidants. But more recently, inflammation and chronic stress have become so popular and talked about, so naturally, ways to remedy that have become popular, too.”

Turmeric lattes...

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