The Australian Superfood To Keep You Healthy In The Cooler Weather

By Bare Blends -

kakadu plum

This superfood is becoming well known as the native Australian fruit with outstanding health benefits.

Terminalia ferdinandiana, or Kakadu Plum, which is also called gubinge or billygoat plum, is a small plum that grows in the subtropical woodlands of the Northern Territory and Western Australia.


Traditionally used by Aboriginal Australians as a treatment for skin conditions and sores, as well as brewed in a tea to heal colds and the flu, Kakadu Plum was used by Aboriginals for centuries as an immune boosting superfood with powerful antioxidants.


Kakadu Plum benefits include:


VITAMIN C

Kakadu Plum is the highest ranked natural source of vitamin C in the world. Kakadu plums contain between 1,000-5,300 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams. This is approximately 100 times the vitamin C concentration of oranges and blueberries. Vitamin C is important as it is an antioxidant that helps to strengthen the immune system and improve brain function.


SKIN & HAIR HEALTH

The vitamin C in Kakadu Plum provides collagen support for your skin, and can reduce hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. Kakadu Plum also contains vitamin E, zinc, iron, folate, lutein, which are trace minerals and antioxidants that help to nourish the skin.


ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Kakadu Plum contains phytochemicals such as ellagic and gallic acids that have anti-inflammatory properties.


ANTIOXIDANTS

Kakadu Plums also contain phenolic compounds, anthocyanins, gallic acids, ellagic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and more, which are powerful agents in maintaining health.


ANTI-CANCER

Kakadu Plum has high levels of a variety of antioxidants, including phenolic compounds, which have been associated with the prevention of cancer. These plums also include ellagic acid which has anti-carcinogenic effects.


WEIGHT LOSS

Kakadu Plums are rich in dietary fibre, and helps to clear waste from the digestive system. It also absorbs water from the colon, creating a feeling a fullness. This fruit is also very low in calorie content, making it an effective weight loss food.


Kakadu Plum isn’t the easiest superfood to get your hands on. So we’ve created a blend that contains wild-harvested Kakadu Plum from the Kimberleys, organic raw cacao that’s full of antioxidants, and our premium Whey Protein Isolate to restore and rejuvenate your whole body.


Kakadu Plum WPI

If you have yet to try our Dark Cacao & Kakadu Plum WPI, then you are missing out on a unique experience. It has a rich cacao flavour, with plum undertones from the Kakadu Plum. As well the many nutritional benefits from those two ingredients alone, this premium blend also has the added boost of chia seeds and maca, which will also help your body fight off infections and help to boost your overall wellness.


Benefits of our Dark Cacao & Kakadu Plum WPI include:

  • Superior amino-acid profile for lean muscle synthesis
  • Premium whey protein isolate from grass-fed cows
  • Extremely high antioxidant level
  • All natural and organic ingredients
  • Natural anti-inflammatory properties
  • 195mg of organic Vitamin C per serve
  • Optimal Omega 3:6 ratio
  • Adaptogens and mood enhancing phytonutrients
  • Gluten free, low lactose and sugar-free


Kakadu Plum isn’t the only superfood in this blend. It also contains the following.


CACAO

Raw cacao has one of the highest anti­oxidant ratings measured and an array of biologically active flavanols, catechins and polyphenols. These beneficial compounds scavenge free radicals from the blood and reduce damage caused by aging processes. It also boosts cognitive function and helps to maintain a healthy heart.


CHIA SEEDS

Chia Seeds are a remarkable nineteen percent Omega­ 3 fatty acids, in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) which is essential for cardiovascular health and lowering inflammation. They are also a fantastic source of dietary fibre and help maintain digestive health.


MACA

Maca root is a potent natural sexual activator that helps fight fatigue and tiredness and stimulates the hormonal system. It's also brilliant for your immune system because it is packed full of vitamins and mineral and contains 19 amino acids.


NATIVE WPI

The whey protein isolate will help to build lean muscle, strengthen your immune system and combat hunger cravings. It's an ideal whey protein powder for women and men. Steph Lowe, the Natural Nutritionist, is an advocate of this blend; 'Antioxidants and magnesium are essential for exercise recovery and the addition of maca root and chia seeds aids hormonal control and satiety, making this product perfect for weight management too!'


So start whipping up those Dark Cacao & Kakadu Plum smoothie ideas, because this blend is perfectly versatile. However, we can't get past the classic chocolate and plum taste of this blend in a simple smoothie with some frozen cherries or Davidson's Plum jam.




Dark Protein Chocolate Brownie

DARK CHOCOLATE AND KAKADU PLUM TAHINI FUDGE

This fudge recipe is decadent and delicious, and a healthy way to get your chocolate fix. Made with our Dark Cacao & Kakadu Plum WPI for a subtle plum addition to the flavour, this fudge too good to be true!

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At Bare Blends we take a holistic approach to your nutrition and wellness; producing delicious natural & organic superfood blends that nourish and nurture an active body + mind. All products are sugar and gluten free. From Kakadu to the Andean ranges, we've selected the highest quality ancient, raw and organic superfoods and combined them with Native and New Zealand whey proteins. We believe we make the best tasting natural protein powder in Australia.

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