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Australian Indigenous Bush Foods

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Australian Indigenous Bush Foods

Bush tucker, or bush food, is any food that is native to Australia. Australian Aboriginals have used the environment around them for generations, living off a diet that is high in protein, fibre, and micro nutrients, and low in sugars. Much of the bush tucker eaten then is still available and eaten today. There are many different types of Bush Tucker foods: nuts and seeds (eg. Acacia, Macadamia, Bunya nuts) flavourings and native spices (eg. bush pepper, lemon myrtle) berries (eg. Astroloma, some Solanum species) fruits (eg. Quandong, Ficus macrophylla, Syzygium, bush plum or Anwekety*) vegetables (eg. bush potatoes, yams, tomatoes) wattle seeds ground to produce "flour" drinks (eg. hot teas, infusions of nectar...

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