Bush Tomato - Melbourne Bushfood
Bush Tomato - Melbourne Bushfood

Bush Tomato

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LIMITED EDITION

Bush Tomato // Kutjera
:/ Solanum centrale
This limited edition native ingredient is sourced by Indigenous communities in Central Australia. Having a sweet, enticing caramel flavour, it is similar to sundried tomatoes. It's as incredible as it sounds. Try in salsas, chutneys, or with pasta. 


Culinary Uses:


The deep caramel flavour is great in a range of dishes. Bush Tomato are a great addition in tomato soups, in sourdough, or when used in salsas and chutney. It makes for a delicious ketchup, or simply sprinkled over curries or eggs.

Health Benefits:


The Bush tomato is rich in antioxidants, much higher than more commonly eaten berries. It also contained a unique mineral which is important in metabolic functioning - selenium. Bush tomatoes also contain iron, calcium, zinc, folate, and a range of other essential nutrients.

p / 100g
Magnesium 160.3
Folate 100ug
Vitamin E 4.57mg
Zinc 1.8mg
Calcium 117mg
Iron 26.5mg
Selenium 6.65ug
Potassium 2251mg
Magnese 1.3mg
Copper 0.732mg

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

 

Origin:

Bush Tomato is a shrub native to the central arid desert region of Australia - in the same family of the regular tomato found in supermarkets. When ripe, the colour changes from green to yellow, then into red when dried in the sun. Although edible raw, most commonly it is enjoyed when dried. This is a wild-harvested product.

 

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