- Wild Harvested by hand;
- Grown without the use of pesticides and following positive environmental practices to meet eco-sustainable/ organic guidelines;
- Fruit is frozen fresh on location at time of harvest;
- Packed and refrigeration transported to a climate-controlled storage facility, awaiting milling;
- Social responsibility and fair trade is practiced.
NUTRACEUTICAL POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
- The Riberry is already becoming a popular gourmet bushfood; used in jam, sauces and chutneys for game meats, as well as adding a new dimension to cakes, deserts and salads; as chefs are incorporating its unique tart spicy flavour and leveraging its marketability as an interesting Australian Outback ingredient;
- Historically eaten regularly by Indigenous people and reported as one of the first fruits consumed by early European settlers;
- Packed with antioxidants, the nutraceutical industry is quickly discovering the potential this potent fruit represents as a 'superfood', developing capsules, blends, nutritional bars, tonics etc to deliver it's unique nutritional properties.
FREEZE-DRYING PROCESS : LYOPHILISATION
- Freeze-drying or Lyophilisation is a method of drying food without destroying its physical structure, chemistry and natural composition; maintaining the integrity of its phyto-compounds with little or no alteration;
- Freeze-drying works by freezing the material and then reducing the surrounding pressure to allow the frozen water in the material to sublimate directly from the solid phase to the gas phase.
- Freeze dried fruit milled to a fine powder
- Packed in a cool dehumidified climate controlled environment.
COSMETIC POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
- Colour cosmetics and mineral makeup;
- Scrubs and skin care.
- The berries of Syzygium leuhmannii contain a complex range of primary compounds and naturally bio-available antioxidants responsible for the distinct, tart, bitter taste and pink red colour.