Before the colonisation of Australia, Aboriginal Australians lived on a wonderful larder of fresh fruit, vegetables and lean meat, in a land largely free from disease, with more exercise, less stress and supportive communities.

Today, in Aboriginal communities all over Australia, there are higher instances of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, renal disease, some types of cancer and lung diseases than in the general population.

This book is an attempt to preserve bush tucker knowledge for future generations of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to ensure the information is not lost with the passing of Elders.

The authors describe over 260 species of the edible plants and fungi that were regularly gathered by the Noongars of the Bibbulmun Nation of the south-west of Western Australia before and after colonisation. Many of these plants and fungi are difficult to find today because of land clearing for crops and the farming of sheep and cattle. 

 

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Wild harvested and ethically sourced by an Indigenous community in the Northern Territory. The Paperbark is hand cut from the tree into sheet approximately 30cm x 35cm. It was traditionally used by Indigenous Australians to wrap fish and meat to cook over hot coals.
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Grown in the cool rainforests of Tasmania, Native Pepper Leaf is gathered by hand from the Native Pepper Berry tree. This wild, natural and spicy leaf has a unique native Australian bushland flavour. Indigenous Australians used it for medicinal purposes, cooking and preserving foods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grown in the cool rainforests of Tasmania, Native Pepper Leaf is gathered by hand from the Native Pepper Berry tree. This wild, natural and spicy leaf has a unique native Australian bushland flavour. Indigenous Australians used it for medicinal purposes, cooking and preserving foods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grown in South Eastern Australia, the Native Peppermint Gum trees grow to about 30 metres; the leaves have subtle minty overtones. Used a lot in earlier colonial times for making “Billy Tea.” It also works well in sweet and savoury dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grown in South Eastern Australia, the Native Peppermint Gum trees grow to about 30 metres; the leaves have subtle minty overtones. Used a lot in earlier colonial times for making “Billy Tea.” It also works well in sweet and savoury dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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River Mint also known as Native or Australian Mint can be found growing along riverbanks, particularly in the Murray Darling Basin waterways. It has long been used by Indigenous Australians as a flavoursome bushfood, but also for medicinal purposes to help relieve stomach disorders and ease symptoms and of cold and fever. The leaves add a fresh minty, menthol flavour and aroma.
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These 3m high grey-blue shrubs are found throughout Australia. Dried Native Saltbush flakes are a delightful complement to many a dish. They have a salty, herbal flavour, and are very versatile. Rich in protein, antioxidants and minerals.

 

 

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An exotic Middle Eastern blend of macadamia, almond, hazelnut sesame seeds, native thyme, saltbush and pepper leaf. Packed full of flavour and texture, this delicious spice blend will keep you wanting more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Growing wild along the southern coastline of Australia. This native herb was considered by early settlers as a survival food as they ate it to help prevent scurvy. These days you can use Sea Parsley in everyday cooking to flavour soups, meat or seafood dishes or as a garnish or in salads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[/shortdesc]Lovingly handmade in Western Australia. This delicious spicy chutney is infused with Australian Native Bush Tomato (Desert Raisin), which gives it a unique caramelised sun-dried tomato flavour. Gluten Free, Vegan, All Natural

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Restricted to the Northern Table Lands of NSW, the Strawberry Gum, also known as Eucalyptus Olida, is a rare and attractive tree that grow to 20metres with grey green leaves and large white cluster of flowers. The leaves are highly aromatic with a strawberry aroma. Thought to be a good source of antioxidants.
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Restricted to the Northern Table Lands of NSW, the Strawberry Gum, also known as Eucalyptus Olida, is a rare and attractive tree that grow to 20metres with grey green leaves and large white cluster of flowers. The leaves are highly aromatic with a strawberry aroma. Thought to be a good source of antioxidants.
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A fully illustrated contemporary cookbook featuring Australian native foods that is the perfect resource for any Aussie kitchen.

This gorgeous illustrated, informative and contemporary cookbook and compendium of native foods will show you how to create truly Australian food and drinks at home. With a few small adjustments and a little experimentation you can prepare delicious food that is better for the Australian environment, is more sustainable and celebrates the amazing ingredients that are truly local.

 Warndu Mai (Good Food) contains information about seasonal availability, hints, tips and over 80 illustrated and accessible recipes showcasing Australian native foods, using ingredients such as Kakadu plum, native currants, finger lime and pepperberry to create unique dishes and treats - from wattleseed brownies, emu egg sponge cake and bunya nut pesto to native berry, cherry and lime cordial, strawberry gum pavlova and kangaroo carpaccio. It's a must-have for every kitchen.

 

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Elegant Wattle seeds come from a native shrub like tree, found throughout the more arid parts of Australia. They have small yellow flowers and long pods like beans that contain these edible delights. They contain nutrients including zinc, magnesium, iron and potassium, as well as being an excellent source of protein and fibre.

 

 

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