Gubinge Plum

Gubinge plums.

Gubinge plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) also known as Kakadu plum or salty plum is an Australian native used by Australian Aborigines for food and to make drinks, jellies and gums. Gubinge plum is the richest natural source of vitamin C, which can make up to 5.5% of its wet weight, as well as being a rich source medicinally important bioactive compounds with five times the antioxidant level of blueberries. Gubinge plum also contains flavonoids, anthocyanins, chlorophyll, carotenoids, and minerals with antibacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity that can be used to reduce inflammation, cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease.

References

Mohanty, S. and I.E. Cock, The chemotherapeutic potential of Terminalia ferdinandiana: Phytochemistry and bioactivity. Pharmacognosy reviews, 2012. 6(11): p. 29-36.

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