Saltbush, dried and ground ready to season all your savoury goodies. Like all of the things.
If you tell any farmers over the age of 60 that saltbush is now a bit of a delicacy, they would laugh in your face. A bit like the lamb shank, which was once fed to the farm dogs but is now one of the priciest cuts in the butcher’s shop, saltbush was only eaten by the sheep. Alas, it should be eaten by us all – it is wonderful.
A huge number of seeds come from the flowering after spring and autumn and they are like little salty popcorn kernels, but were also ground and mixed with water to make dough cooked in coals.
We have loads on our farm, as I walk around I just pick it and nibble on it. A bit like the sheep. It's dried (not dehydrated) in the shade to keep the colour and nutrients, and comes in fine tea-grade flakes.
Note: There are many different species of saltbush. We tend to use old man saltbush the most.
Learn more about Saltbush.
◎ Common Name: Saltbush
◎ Scientific or Latin Name: Atriplex spp.
◎ Comparison: Salty and a crunchy seed
◎ Seasonality: All year fresh
◎ Region: Arid
◎ Size: This comes in 50g in a compostable resealable food safe bag or 1 kilo bulk bag. Contact us for Wholesale or larger bulk orders.
This spice is featured in these recipes in Warndu Mai:
You can also taste this delicious flavour in our Salt & Pepper Mix, perfect for your salt grinder at home.
Warndu means good in the Adnyamathanha language. Our mission is to REGENERATE culture, community, tradition, health and our soils. Every product we make includes one or more Australian Native ingredients.
Our products are all made in Australia from 100% locally sourced, seasonal and wild harvested produce.
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