Ground Strawberry Gum
An native herb used to enhance the flavour of cooked fruit dishes, desserts or spicee james, bringing out the classic 'berry' flavour. Use also in herbal teas and carbonated beverages.
Recipe: Stawberry Gum Cheesecake with Wattleseed Crust
- 10 or 12 plain chocolate biscuits, crushed to make 1 cup fine crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Ground Wattleseed
- 85g butter, melted
- 500g cream cheese
- 250mL light sour cream
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon Strawberry Gum
- 3 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in ¼ cup hot water
Combine biscuit crumbs, wattleseed and melted butter and press into base of a lined 22cm springform pan. Place in freezer to set.
Beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, fruit juice, Strawberry Gum and gelatine mix in a food processor until smooth.
Pour mixture over base and refrigerate one hour, or until set.
To serve – top with fresh strawberries.
This bush tucker gem has a host of health benefits, which include antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties. It has been shown to help balance micro flora of the gut.