Wattleseed

Illustration of Wattle SeedAcacia aneuro

Part used: seed

Actions: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neo-collagenesis activity, humectant, anti- acne activity, endothemic activity

Indications: flu, cough, colds, skin ailments such as wounds, dry skin, skin allergies, warts, boils

Wattleseed is a very versatile ingredient. It has been a staple in Indigenous Australians’ diets for thousands of years and is a good source of protein and important minerals such as magnesium, zinc, calcium and iron. Wattleseed was traditionally prepared by being ground between two stones, which made a paste that was eaten raw or baked. It is also a good source of energy, averaging about 1,500 kilojoules per 100 grams. Because the wattleseed carbohydrate is starch-based rather than sugar-based, it has a low glycemic index, ensuring that this energy burns slowly over time, making you feel more energetic for longer [1].

Wattleseed is used in our Australian Wattleseed Tea and Australian Outback Chai