About the Kakadu Plum

The Kakadu Plum, also called the Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga; grows natively across the Top End of Northern Australia. 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.

The Worlds Richest Source of Vitamin C

The Kakadu Plum has been identified world wide as the single natural food source with the highest vitamin C content on the planet. It contains 3000mg of vitamin C per 100g of fruit - over 50 times the concentration found in oranges.

A Super Food

There is no plant in the world that has the same level of vitamin C, anti-oxidants and bioactives, none of which are lost through our state-of-the-art processing methods.

Medicinal Properties

The Kakadu Plum contains phytochemicals such as gallic and ellagic acids. Gallic acid has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activities and also shows anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, anti-mutagenic and anti- bronchodilatory activities. Ellagic acid has anti-carcinogenic effects against a wide range of carcinogens in many human tissues.

Commercial Applications

Major health and cosmetic companies world wide have identified the Kakadu Plum as a substantially beneficial ingredient products that include:

  • Skin & Hair Care Products
  • Vitamin Suppliments and Superfoods as beverages, capsules or powders.
  • Pharmacological products, Bio Chemical products and more.
  • Used in gourmet bush foods such as chutneys, jams and pickles.

Our state-of-the-art processing methods means the Kakadu Plum provides 100% soluble extract, free of preservative and organically certified.

Further reading on the Kakadu Plum

+ Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

+ ABC Radio Darwin

+ Bush Plum Helps Slow Ageing

+ Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee

+ Wikipedia

+ Society for Growing Australian Plants - Bush Tucker

+ Newscientist - Good nosh in the busy

+ Is Down Under the new Amazon for superfruits?

+ Study finds native fruits help fight diseases

+ How 'bush tucker' became flavour of the month for foodies

+ Native Tucker


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