Kakadu Plums - 7 Health Benefits

The Kakadu plum is not only a testament to Indigenous culture but also a nutritional powerhouse with numerous health benefitsKakadu Plum and powder on spoon

 1) Unrivalled Vitamin C Content: Kakadu plum boasts the world's highest natural concentration of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant known for boosting immunity, reducing oxidative stress, and supporting various bodily functions.

 2) Abundant Antioxidants: Kakadu plums contain six times more polyphenols and 13.3 times more antioxidant activity than blueberries, also helping combat oxidative stress and related health conditions.

With its rich antioxidant content the Kakadu plum is a rapidly becoming a valuable friend to the skincare and beauty industry.

Antioxidants are known for their potential to offer various heart-protective benefits, primarily by preventing the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, a crucial risk factor for heart disease. Research conducted at Edith Cowen University is exploring the potential protective effects of plum antioxidants extracted from Kakadu plums against cell diseases associated with Alzheimer's.

While promising, it's important to recognize that Alzheimer's is a complex condition with multiple contributing factors, and ongoing research aims to uncover the precise mechanisms by which antioxidants may mitigate its effects.

3) Bone and joint Health: The plum may have positive effects on bone health by promoting the body’s production of collagen a protein which is essential in the creation of new skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels

4) Anti-inflammatory: Due to high amounts of the polyphenols Ellagic and Gallic acids it aids in protecting against inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

Studies have shown an anti-inflammatory diet may have positive anti-inflammatory effects on bone and reduce the risk of bone loss and loss of bone density in some postmenopausal women.


5) Antibacterial Properties: Kakadu plum is traditionally linked to reducing food-borne illnesses. We now know this is due to the high levels of Ellagic acid that also contributes to its anti-inflammatory properties

6) Dietary Fibre: High in dietary fibre, Kakadu plums support weight management and may reduce cholesterol levels.

7) Environmentally Friendly: Kakadu plums are wild-harvested, free from chemicals and artificial substances, promoting natural biodiversity and sustainability.


Risks and Side Effects

While there are no reported negative side effects associated with Kakadu plums, individuals experiencing adverse reactions to plums or with plum allergies should cease consumption immediately.

Incorporate the power of the Kakadu plum into your daily routine

Savour its positive effects whether through a bowl of muesli or other creative culinary endeavours. Tap into the true power of this native Australian superfood