Suppliers of Kakadu Plum Terminalia ferdinandiana (Australian Bush Plum or “gubinge”) – Powder and Puree

To manufacturers of foods, complementary medicines, dietary supplements and cosmetics


Kakadu Plum

The Australian bush plum (“Kakadu Plum”) grows in Western Australia and the Northern territory, and is considered to be the world’s richest source of natural vitamin C. The fresh fruit contains over 3% vitamin C by weight – 50 times the concentration found in oranges – The fruit powder, produced by a patented method designed to prevent loss of vitamin C, can contain from just under 10% to over 20% w/w vitamin C. The vast majority of vitamin C contained in readily available supplements is synthetic.

As well as being an excellent source of natural vitamin C, the Kakadu plum has also been shown to have significant antioxidant properties. It is also an excellent source of dietary fibre (around 47% by weight in the powder) and is relatively low in sugar, but containing 5 times more glucose than fructose. For a table showing comparative values of vitamin C in various fruits refer to Wikipedia.

For centuries the Kakadu Plum has been used as a food source by the Australian Aborigines. Coradji has worked together with Australian indigenous communities in Western Australia and The Northern Territory to put in place the infrastructure necessary to harvest and supply commercial quantities of Kakadu Plum. This has already lead directly to tangible benefits for these communities and is providing them with an opportunity to develop and manage their own bush Kakadu Plum industry.

Coradji has also worked with Australian government departments responsible for conservation of native plants and forests, in addition to those departments principally concerned with providing support to the Australian Aboriginal peoples.


Kakadu plum products

Coradji supplies Kakadu plum powder, and also a frozen puree of the flesh and skin of the fruit. No heat, solvents or enzymes are used in the processing of the fruit.

The Kakadu Plum powder was developed for use in foods, dietary supplements, and complementary medicines, and it is also suited to cosmetic applications.

Kakadu Plum is approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration for use as an active ingredient in complementary medicines, and it is has been used in dietary supplements supplied world-wide.

The products are suitable for use in:
capsules and tablets, with the powder being particularly suited for chewable tablets.
fruit beverages
antioxidant drinks and chewy health bars

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