Native Australian Ingredients — Bush Tomatoes

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Bush Tomatoes

Bush Tomatoes

Provenance and the Plant We respect and thank our Aboriginal supply partners for imparting their incredible knowledge to us about this amazing plant. The Bush Tomato is from the same botanical family as tomatoes and potatoes. The shrubs are small (up to 30cm) in the wild, with grey to sage-green leaves and small, yellow fruits similar to cherry tomatoes in size. The tomatoes are sun-dried on the bush: the fruit shrivels in the desert heat of summer and the colour deepens to a rich ochre colour and resembles a reddish, brown-coloured raisin. The process of drying is essential as it reduces the levels...

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