Kakadu plum is a small deciduous tree found growing wild extensively through out the subtropical woodlands of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It bears abundant crop of small plum-like fruits.
The fruit has a very high content of vitamin C, in fact holds the World Record. It’s full of antioxidants, folic acid and iron.
The fruit is oval, 3 cm long and 1 cm wide, shaped like almonds and containing a large seed; yellow when ripe, soft and easy to harvest.
The greatest use of kakadu plum fruits is for gourmet jams, sauces, juices, ice-cream, cosmetics, flavours and pharmaceuticals.
The Australian aboriginal people pound the fruit and use it as an antiseptic and a soothing balm for aching limbs. The fruit has been a traditional source of bush tucker, antiseptic and a healing remedy for the Indigenous 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.
Taste Australia Bush Food Shop sells frozen whole fruit as well as powder (whole fruit including the seed dried and ground into a powder)
Kakadu Mousse Shots –
Melt 150gm white chocolate. Whip 4 egg whites with one third cup sugar until soft peaks form. Then add 2/3 cup cream and whip until thick. Add 30gm Kakadu Plum Powder, Tbspn Vodka (optional) and the chocolate. Pour into shot glasses and chill for 2 hours.