Kakadu Plum - Natural Source
The fruits, now commonly known as Kakadu plums are also known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga and have been used as bush tucker by the Australian Aboriginies for tens of thousands of years. The roundish, light green, fruits are usually eaten raw. Native to Australia, it is widespread throughout the tropical woodlands from northwestern Australia to eastern Arnhem Land.
The Kakadu plum is most notable for its enormous vitamin c content; it is the world's richest natural source of this essential vitamin, containing over 5% vitamin C by weight - 50 times the concentration found in oranges and significantly more than the second highest, the South American camu camu. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and an essential nutrient to help slow the aging process. It is responsible for the formation of proline, an amino acid that is required to make collagen. Due to its massive vitamin C content, Kakadu plum is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient in skincare.