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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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Subway chicken is not real chicken?

There have been unconfirmed reports that subway chicken is in fact 50 percent chicken, with the rest being mostly soy.

Food scientists are scratching their heads at the testing methods and interpretation used in this claim which states that;

Subway likely adds to its processed chicken a highly concentrated soy protein with yeast flavouring. This is a common binding and flavouring ingredient and the manufacturer that makes Subway’s chicken provides similar chicken to other restaurants. It’s in fact, artificial soy protein product

A Subway spokesperson said in a statement. “The results from both labs found soy protein below 10 ppm, or less than 1%, in all tested samples...

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Good for you?

21 Common Food Myths That Are Wildly Untrue

Are eggs evil? Does vitamin C keep colds at bay? Ditch your old-school thinking and get savvy to the latest healthy eating facts.

BY LAUREN GELMAN at Reader Digest 

Food myth: Eating celery burns more calories than you take in

Healthy eating: It’s a food myth that celery has “negative” calories. But, with less than 10 calories per serving, it’s great to munch on to lose weight. These are our favorite healthy snacks for 100-calories or less.

Food myth: Legumes must be eaten at the same time as grains to get a “complete” protein

Healthy eating: Eat a mix of amino acids throughout the day and you’ll get all the complete nutrition you’ll need. (Here are 8 more complete protein foods that aren’t meat.) But yes, beans and legumes a...

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Brain Foods

10 Brain Foods Everyone Should be Eating

by GreerEat at Hello Fresh

We all know that food affects how we feel and how we look. But now more than ever, we’re learning that what we eat affects how we think. Eating nutrient-dense foods rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals doesn’t just fuel us in a purely physical way – it help us grow new brain cells while warding off illnesses such as depression and dementia.

By nourishing our physical brains, we can actually nourish our minds as well.

Forget bikini bodies – spring’s the perfect time to slot more of these ten nutritional powerhouses into your diet.

  1. Lentils

We love lentils! 1 cup of lentils contains a whopping 90% of your daily recommended intake of folate, a vitamin responsible for regulating DNA and prod...

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Dieting for my gut?

Thanks to: ABC Health & Wellbeing and Life Matters

How does your diet affect your gut bacteria?

So how does your diet affect your gut bacteria? Are there certain foods you should eat and others you should avoid to keep your gut bacteria healthy?

That’s because our gut microbiome (or combination of gut bacteria), apart from aiding digestion, is closely linked to our immune system. It’s thought to play a role in conditions like Parkinson’s diseases, heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, autism, asthma, allergies, arthritis, depression and diabetes.

Our gut bacteria help to produce micronutrients (like vitamins and antioxidants) from the food we eat, as well as break down macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) to ease digestion.

Your gut microbiome is sensitive to environmen...

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