FRUIT

Our Rainforest Plums are the fruit of the Davidsons plum tree (Davidsonia pruriens) which occurs naturally in the wet tropical rainforests of north Queensland. The thin trees grow to 10m tall, occurring commonly on rainforest edges and the fruit are a favored food of many rainforest mammals and birds, including the endangered Cassowary. Indigenous Australians have enjoyed these fruits for thousands of years and during early settler times, the plum was also a popular jam and wine making fruit.

The deliciously tangy flesh is delightful as a sharp sauce or marinade and also complements cheeses and cold meats. It can be used to create an exquisitely tangy spread for toast or a superb coulis for waffles. The plums splendid color and intense flavor also lends itself well to dairy and baking products, such as cheesecakes, slices and biscuits.

RAINFOREST BERRIES

Rainforest Berries are the fruit of one of the many 'lillypilly' species that grow naturally in the wet tropical rainforests of northern Australia. Our plantings of Syzygium aqueum are a recently recognised, naturalised variant of the commonly known south east Asian variety, which produce a more flavorsome fruit than their Asian relative.

The fruit has a dry spicy flavor which is superb as a sorbet or with dairy products for a dessert. Rainforest Berries can also be used to create unique savory sauces and chutneys which complement white meats such as poultry and pork. Our Rainforest Berries in Syrup are delicous in a glass of sparkling wine or wrapped in delicate slices of turkey to create a unique canape.

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RAINFOREST LEMON

Our rainforest lemon are fruit from the 'lemon aspen' tree (Acronychia acidula), which is one of 13 species of this genus that grow naturally in the wet tropical rainforests of Australia with this species in particular, occurring on the Atherton Tableland. The lemon aspen is a small to medium height tree with a spreading shape which often occurs on the margins of Rainforests, where it can get more light. It is sometimes locally called 'pigeon berry', as many of the pigeon species of the wet tropics love the fruits.

The species is an early ancestor of the citrus family and the small pale green to white berries have an intense flavor which has a familiar 'lemon' taste but is more complex and herbaceous, with subtle eucalyptus and honey tones. It imparts a refreshing difference to dairy products and baking, such as cheesecakes, puddings and biscuits. The small lemon berries are also complemented by the addition of strong spices, such as in our Rainforest Lemon and Lime Pickle or simply add the concentrate to salad dressings for a unique Australian character. Rainforest Lemon can be used with confidence in seafood or poultry dishes.

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RAINFOREST TAMARIND

Our Rainforest Tamarind is the fruit of the Diploglottis species which is related to the Asian Lychee and occurs naturally in the wet tropical rainforests of northern Australia. The thin trees grow to 15-20m tall, occurring commonly in mature rainforest and the fruit are a favored food of many rainforest mammals and birds, including the endangered Cassowary.

The exquisitely tangy flesh is delightful as a sharp sauce or chutney and also complements cheeses, fruit salsa's and cold meats. We combine the fruit with green mangos to make a classic Indian style chutney which is superb with 'Asian style' meals and with cold meats or cheese platters. The fresh fruit can be used to create a perfect 'tangy' spread for toast or a superb coulis for desserts. The tamarinds splendid color and sharp fruity flavor also lends itself well to dairy and baking products, such as cheesecakes, slices and biscuits.

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CONTACT US
FOR ORDERS OR MORE INFORMATION

PHONE: +61 7 4076 6544
EMAIL: info(at)rainforestbounty.com.au
VENUE: 66 Lindsay Rd, Malanda Qld 4885
POSTAL: PO Box 73, Malanda, Qld, 4885
Taste Paradise raise awareness and increase trade in local Tropical North Queensland produce with paddock-to-plate relationships.
At Rainforest Bounty we passionately believe in the sustainable farming of native species and landscape restoration as a viable alternative to intensively farmed crops.
Since the Australian Cassowary is listed as endangered, we ensure they have a safe habitat to establish their own territories on our land here at Rainforest Bounty. More info about Cassowaries: www.cassowaryrecoveryteam.org/