Kakadu Plum

Kakadu Plum, Terminalia Ferdinandiana  

The Kakadu Plum is a small, pale olive-green fruit found in open woodlands across Northern Australia, namely in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. Production is primarily wild harvest.

 Traditionally, the Kakadu Plum’s flesh and seed were used as food and medicine in Aboriginal culture in Northern Australia for millennia.  The sap was roasted and the bark was used to treat skin conditions and sores, or consumed as a tea for colds and flu.

 The incredible Nutritional Qualities of the Kakadu Plum

With the highest recorded levels of Vitamin C than any other food in the world, measuring up to 100 times the Vitamin C content found in an orange.

The Kakadu plum shows powerful antioxidant capacity, being 5.2 times more potent than the blueberry (the Blueberry is often used as a benchmark due to antioxidant potency)

 Shown to have antibacterial & anti-fungal properties, The Kakadu plum is a potent antiviral agent.

High in Lutein, a carotenoid vitamin that plays an important role in eye health, by inhibiting inflammation.

 A wonderful source of vegetarian calcium, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamin E, phosphorus and folate.

 When using freeze dried Kakadu Plum powder, you only need 1g to match the Vitamin C content found in an entire orange.

What does a Kakadu Plum taste like?

The flavour of the Kakadu Plum is sour with a slight sweetness, similar to a lemon and reminiscent of English gooseberry. With a subtle stewed apple and pear aroma, the Kakadu Plum omits aromatics of cooked citrus and floral, musk notes.


While Kakadu plum’s can be eaten fresh, they may be difficult to get hold of, depending whereabouts you are in Australia. You can purchase the freeze-dried Kakadu Plum powder (like what we have used as a cocktails glass rim here). 

Use Kakadu plum native fruit (or freeze-dried powder) in your sweet or savoury cooking to impart a delicious, tangy, citrus-like flavour.


Used as a main ingredient in the ETCH Sparkling – APL, Bush Apple & Kakadu Plum, this incredible fruit adds a refreshing, crisp sour taste.

*Depending on location, The Kakadu plum is also known as gubinge, gabiny, kabiny, mardorr, murunga, bush plum, billygoat plum and salty plum.


Kakadu Plum  features in our APL flavour. SHOP APL HERE