What are they ?
In western NSW there is a fruit native to Australia that is praised for its many benefits and great taste. The Quandong. Also called the Kawantha, or Wild Peach, by the Ngiyampaa people.
They are highly resistant to both drought and salinity, so they prosper in the far west of NSW where they grow wild. First Nations people have known about the benefits of Quandong for thousands of years while westerners are only just learning about it.
What’s so great about them?
The little red fruit and the trees it sprouts from are highly sought after for many reasons. Their drought resistance makes them an amazing crop to grow with little upkeep needed. As a part of the Sandalwood family, their wood has traditionally been used to make bowls by First Nations people.
The Fruit themselves, generally about 2cm in diameter, are packed with Vitamin C. They have twice the amount of Oranges. They also contain Vitamin E and other nutrients such as Magnesium, Calcium and are a valuable source of Iron and Zinc. With all these nutrients it's no surprise that they are popular in jams, chutneys and pies. When dried, it keeps for up to eight years!
Inside is the seed, or Kernel, and it has even more benefits. Containing complex oils, the Quandong Kernel is used in essential oils and has been shown to have anti-Inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Talk about a superfood!
What does this mean for your skin?
When the Quandong is used in skincare, it provides huge benefits. This native Australian skincare ingredient can help you by:
The Quandong also contains Magnesium, Folate and Calcium which can help your skin maintain elasticity, fight off loose or fragile skin and keep your skin hydrated.
The Quandong is an amazing little fruit born to the harshness of the Australian deserts. Jam packed with amazing benefits, we wanted to bring its revitalising powers to you and your skin. Check out our Face serum for acne and sensitive skin.
Written by Tom Pahlow