Muntries – A Super Food

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Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples
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Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples
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Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples
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Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples

Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples, Native Cranberries, Munthari, Muntaberry or Monterry
Kingdom: Plantae
Pnylum: Angiosperms (?)
Class: Eudicots (?)
Subclass: Rosids (?)
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Aldinga Scrub, South Australia – November, 2013 – mild, overcast conditions

Photos & Text: Michal Dutkiewicz

This plant is called Muntries, and it is a super food and has been used as such by both European early settlers and indigenous Australians alike – according to Wikipedia: “The berries produced by these plants are about 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in diameter, green with a tinge of red at maturity and have a flavour of a spicy apple. Crunchy in texture, muntries contain up to four times more antioxidants than blueberries and provide natural waxes that are good for skin nourishment.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunzea_pomifera
http://www.yallaroo.com.au/Kunzea_pomifera.htm

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