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Native Australian bush foods are rarely seen in shopping baskets or on restaurant menus, but this is starting to change in Australia and around the world...
Native Australian produce is local, fresh, healthy and promotes Australian biodiversity. So why don't we eat such foods more often?
It's not for lack of content or variety. In fact Aboriginal people were sustained by a thriving food culture featuring more than 5,000 different native foods for tens of thousands of years.
Nor is it for lack of nutritional value. Research is quickly revealing bush foods as superior sources of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals – our very own 'superfoods'. Maybe we need to be better educated about why and how we should grow and eat indigenous produce.
Here are 10 native Australian foods to introduce into your kitchen. Experiment and enjoy what the land has to offer...
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