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Muntries – A Super Food

Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples
Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples
Kunzea pomifera aka Muntries, Emu Apples
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.”