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Aniseed Myrtle - Melbourne Bushfood

Benefits & Specs

Size: 20g, 50g, 500g, 1kg

Ingredients: 100% Australian grown Aniseed Myrtle 


Nutrition Panel (per 100g):

Lutein:

Magnesium:

Vitamin C

Folate 

Vitamin E

Zinc

Calcium

Iron

Potassium

Magnese

Copper

20.9mg

242.7mg

66.7mg

100ug

17.6mg

1.4mg

261mg

5.86mg

773.3mg

9.5mg

0.367mg

^ From 'Heath Benefits of Australian Native Foods' by the Australian Government.

Shipping & Returns

If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

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FAQs

How do I use them?
So many ways! Try flavouring a curry with it, use in icecream or sorbet, flavour a tea or easily use to spice up a mulled wine. For more tips and recipes, visit our recipe page here.


What does it taste like?
Liquorice and aniseed.


How much should I use?

For flavouring when cooking, 1 teaspoon should be enough. If using in preserves, or syrup, adjust to 1/2 teaspoon per jar or bottle.


Why is it so expensive compared to other spices?

If grown in a pot, using a native fertilizer should do the trick. They like low-phosphorus, so normal fertilizer might not do.


Where is it native to?

Aniseed Myrtle is native to subtropical New South Wales.


I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

I have an issue with my order, how can I contact you?

If you have any issues with any aspect of your order, please reach out to us on hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Benefits & Specs

Size: 20g, 50g, 500g, 1kg

Ingredients: 100% Australian grown Aniseed Myrtle 


Nutrition Panel (per 100g):

Lutein:

Magnesium:

Vitamin C

Folate 

Vitamin E

Zinc

Calcium

Iron

Potassium

Magnese

Copper

20.9mg

242.7mg

66.7mg

100ug

17.6mg

1.4mg

261mg

5.86mg

773.3mg

9.5mg

0.367mg

^ From 'Heath Benefits of Australian Native Foods' by the Australian Government.

Shipping & Returns

If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Shipping

STATE / COUNTRY

AUSTRALIA

NZ / OCEANIA

ASIA

EUROPE

NORTH AMERICA

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-7 DAYS

5-10 DAYS

7-14 DAYS

10-24 DAYS

7-20 Days

10-30 Days

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns must be unopened and in original condition

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

How do I use them?
So many ways! Try flavouring a curry with it, use in icecream or sorbet, flavour a tea or easily use to spice up a mulled wine. For more tips and recipes, visit our recipe page here.


What does it taste like?
Liquorice and aniseed.


How much should I use?

For flavouring when cooking, 1 teaspoon should be enough. If using in preserves, or syrup, adjust to 1/2 teaspoon per jar or bottle.


Why is it so expensive compared to other spices?

If grown in a pot, using a native fertilizer should do the trick. They like low-phosphorus, so normal fertilizer might not do.


Where is it native to?

Aniseed Myrtle is native to subtropical New South Wales.


I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

I have an issue with my order, how can I contact you?

If you have any issues with any aspect of your order, please reach out to us on hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Syzygium anisatum


"Intensely fragrant, it announces itself to the whole room when you open it up! Really great example for what Aniseed myrtle should be like!" - Ben


AUSTRALIAN GROWN

SUSTAINABLY SOURCED

NO GLUTEN OR WHEAT

Aniseed Myrtle is a rare native bushfood that imparts an aniseed flavour reminiscent of liquorice in cooking, baking, and desserts.


It is thought that First Nations People historically used Aniseed Myrtle as a traditional tonic with vitalizing effects.

The natural essential oil found within the leaf is what gives the sweet flavour. 


When cooking with Aniseed Myrtle, it is recommended that you use it in the last 10 minutes to avoid burning off the essential oil.


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How To Use

Aniseed Myrtle is a delicious native herb. With a flavour reminiscent of anise and licquorice, it's can be used as a key ingredient when baking gingerbread, for a hearty curry, or simply enjoyed in a cup of tea.

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I got the package quickly and was happy with the quality of the product!

I'll be shopping here again." - Adam F.

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Great Ingredient

Intensely fragrant, it announces itself to the whole room when you open it up! Really great example for what Aniseed myrtle should be like!

Rich in important nutrients
crucial for general well being.

Contains calcium which is
important for bone health.

High in magnesium
important for energy production.

Aniseed Myrtle is a rare native with an unknown history due to a large loss in Traditional Knowledge. Anecdotally, it was used as an Aboriginal Tonic thought to have vitalizing effects. In recent history, it was harvested during WWII when anise flavouring was difficult to find,  

Source: Australian Native Plants - Cultivations and Uses in the Health and Food Industries -
CRC Press, Yasmina Sultanbawa & Fazal Sultanbawa


OUR IMPACT + MISSION

INCREASE AWARENESS

We're a social enterprise with a mission to bring native ingredients into every Aussie pantry.

INCREASE ABORIGINAL PARTICIPATION

Less than 2% of the industry is First Nation lead. We believe in an industry lead by First Nation People for Self Determination through their unique land and cultural assets.

ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY

We have publically available environmental and ethical supply policies to encourage an open and ethical supply.

ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION

The native food industry is built on decades of hardwork and working together is key. We work alongside ANFAB and other industry bodies.

TRANSPARENCY

If we say we do, we should prove it. We're open to quarterly reports on our impact, proof of benefit sharing and more. 


OUR RANGE

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