Kakadu Plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana)
Also known as gubinge, billygoat plum, murunga or mador, Kakadu Plum is an Australian native flowering plant that grows from northwestern Australia to eastern Arnhem Land. The huge concentration of Vitamin C, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties make the fruit highly favored among nutrition experts and of course first Australians who have utilised its benefits for thousands of years.
Studies conducted by the Australian Government’s Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation found that Kakadu Plum contains the world's highest fruit source of vitamin C (more than 100 times that of blueberries). Vitamin C is not only essential for maintaining the health of our body’s tissues and bones, but it also acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from free radical damage, playing an important role in anti-aging.
In addition to vitamin C, kakadu plum contains vitamin E, iron, zinc and folate. It also possesses higher levels of lutein than avocado (which is considered the primary source), playing an important role in eye health.
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