NATIF Australian Native Superfoods
NATIF Australian Native Superfoods
Bush Tucker and Australian Native Foods
NATIF Superfoods - Fruits, Seeds, Herbs and Spices are organically, orchard grown or wild harvested from all around Australia and some produce sustainably and ethically wild harvested from the Central, Kimberley and Northern Territory. They are premium quality with no seed, fillers or any other additives. Enjoy as part of a healthy balanced diet by adding to foods for a boost of nutrition which will naturally benefit your everyday health and wellbeing. The herbs, spices and dried foods are from all over Australia, wild harvested and sourced from Indigenous communities wherever possible. The brand is owned by Julie Merlet, a Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant who enjoys using bush tucker to add flavour, boost nutrition and infuse dishes with the flavour of the outback.
All products are:
- 100% natural
- Air-dried or freeze-dried with no additives
- Dairy free
- Gluten free
- Nut free
- Vegan friendly
- Presented in handy resealable pouches
- Australian made by a qualified nutritionist who owns the company
- Available in 20g, 100g, 500g, 1kg and bulk supply.
Visit the NATIF website for full details on the health benefits of each product.
The NATIF range
Pack sizes are shown next to the product names below however iIf you require larger quantities or 100g bags for food service please contact Julie. Simply enquire using the contact form.
NATIF Superfood Powders and Fruits
Add a little bush tucker brilliance to your food and beverage creations. NATIF makes it so easy with their line of Superfood Powders and Fruits that are ready to go, with ease. The concentrated flavours mean you only need to use a little to get a great result.
- Davidson Plum Fruit 15g
Davidson Plums are a rainforest fruit that’s grown in northern NSW and Queensland. NATIF have removed the seeds to retain the gorgeous rich plum colour which works beautifully in foods and liquids. Blend through smoothies and juices, add to acai bowls and protein balls and sprinkle over chia seed puddings and brekkie bowls. It adds tart flavour to water bottles, raw food cakes, sorbets and ice creams, chocolates, jellies and jams. Fabulous as a marinade for carpaccio. Equally good in sweet and savoury dishes thanks to the Davidson Plum’s low sugar content. High in vitamin C and antioxidants.
- Davidson Plum Powder 20g
A rainforest fruit grown in northern NSW and Queensland, the Davidson plum’s central seeds are removed to retain the rich plum colour that it gives to foods and fluids. It has a tart taste like stewed rhubarb which mellows out when blended with other ingredients. Add to smoothies, acai bowls, juices, protein balls, cereal/muesli or sprinkle over salads, chia seed puddings, add to water bottles, jams, jellies, raw food cakes, sauces, homemade chocolates or ice creams/sorbets or just about anything you like for breakfast-lunch-or dinner.
- Davidson Plum and Rivermint Tea 20g
A cleansing, refreshing tea that has loads of vitamin C and antioxidants, it’s very soothing for sore throats and can help relieve congestion from coughs and colds thanks to the natural aromas and flavours of mint and peppermint.
- Desert Lime Powder 20g
The wild desert lime fruit grows in western Queensland and western NSW and some dryer areas of South Australia. It can be eaten whole and when fresh, resembles tiny grapes with a citrus skin. Add to smoothies, acai bowls, juices, protein balls, or sprinkle over salads, add to water bottles, jams, jellies, raw food cakes, sauces, chutneys, seafood, meat rubs and marinades, sorbets or just about anything you like for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Desert Lime Whole Fruit 15g
The rich lime citrus flavour of the desert lime is ideal for adding tangy zing to chutneys, seafood, marinades, meat rubs, acai bowls, smoothies, juices, protein balls and salad dressings. Orchard grown and 100% natural with no additives at all.
- Kakadu Plum Powder No Seed 20g
Kakadu plums grow wild in the subtropical areas of the NT, WA and Queensland. When ripe, the yellow fruits are small, oval shaped and contain a large seed. Kakadu plums have been important as food and medicine to Indigenous people for millennia. A pleasant aroma like stewed apples, pears and citrus. Enjoy in smoothies, acai bowls, juices, protein balls, cereal/muesli or sprinkle over salads, chia seed puddings, add to water bottles, jams, jellies, raw food cakes, sauces, ice creams/sorbets or just about anything you like for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wild harvested.
- Kakadu Plum Whole Fruit No Seed 15g
This glorious yellow fruit is also available whole. It is freeze-dried without its seed. You only need a quarter teaspoon of NATIF Kakadu Plum to get your RDI of vitamin C.
- Muntrie Powder 20g
Also known as Emu Apple, Muntries are native to Australia’s southern regions. They can be enjoyed fresh or dried, in desserts, baking recipes and salads. Use them instead of sultanas for subtle sweetness. The aroma is akin to spicy apples and juniper berries. Great source of vitamin C. Use in cocktails and mocktails, breakfast dishes, smoothies, fruit salads and as a rolling coating for health balls.
- Muntrie Whole Fruit 15g
NATIF offers these freeze-dried whole Muntries for your bush tucker adventures. They make pretty additions to desserts and breakfast bowls and lovely, succulent additions to baking recipes.
- Quandongs 15g
Quandongs (or wild peaches) are found in the semi-arid zones of southern Australia. They are a bright, colourful red fruit with a large ornamental inner seed. The outside husks are eaten although the seed was also traditionally used for medicinal purposes by Indigenous people and the husks were eaten as a food source of protein when meat protein was scarce. They have an earthy dry lentil aroma and are nutritious and tasty with a tart finish. Soak Quandongs in warm water to soften for 15 minutes and add to jams, sauces, stews, soups, salads, pies, fruit mixes and cakes.
- Quandong Powder 20g
Use NATIF Quandong Powder to add colour and zing to desserts, smoothies, juices, breakfast bowls and protein balls. A little goes a long way!
- Riberry/Lillipilli Whole Fruit 15g
Lillipilli or Riberries can be seen in Australian gardens around Australia. They are a subtropical rainforest tree from the east coast of NSW and southern Queensland. They have red/pink berries with a small seed and a sweet, spiced tea aroma with musk, bush honey. Finishes with a tart flavour. Rehydrate in water or juice to make lillipilli and strawberry jam and fruit pastes for cheese platters, add to stewed fruits or soak and add to other fruit dishes, raw desserts, berry pies and baking.
- Riberry Powder 20g
Use the crisp, spicy, fresh, tart flavour of Riberry Powder in fruit syrups, marinades, salad dressings and wherever else you need a flavour that is similar to cinnamon and cloves.
NATIF Herbs + Spices
A sprinkle here, a scatter there, NATIF’s Herbs + Spices are just the trick to add instant flavour in a healthy, all-natural, easy-to-use way. Get creative! Try them as flavour enhancers, as coating powders and as garnishes.
- Aniseed Myrtle 20g
Aniseed Myrtle is a rainforest tree that grows in some areas of north-eastern NSW. The leaves are crushed to release an aniseed (or liquorice) aroma. Use in marinades and rubs for meat and vegetarian dishes, seafood, raw food dishes, salads, soups, pasta, stews and salad dressings or just as you would any other herb or spice. Add to jams, pizza, syrups, teas, pickles, sweets, butters, cakes, sauces and ice creams/icy poles. Makes great tea too.
- Aniseed Myrtle Tea Leaf 20g
Created in this format to make wonderful tea with a liquorice aroma, this product can be used in similar ways to the ‘Aniseed Myrtle’ above.
- Bush Tomato 30g
Bush Tomatoes (or Desert Raisins) are dried berries that grow in the desert areas of the NT, Central and South Australia. The small desert plant fruits are mostly wild harvested with some plantations. An amazing savoury and sweet, smoky, caramelised aroma, a tart taste which finishes with the sweetness of a currant. Pair with fingerlimes to achieve a sweet and sour effect. Sprinkle Bush Tomato onto salads or game meat dishes, use in marinades, on bacon and eggs, with cheese or in dukkha.
- Lemon Myrtle Ground 20g
Lemon Myrtle grows in the wet coastal areas of northern NSW and southern Queensland. It contains high amounts of citral which accounts for the lovely citrus notes, similar to lemongrass. Add to: jams, pizza, fish and chips, salt and pepper mix for calamari rings and chicken, syrups, teas, pickles, sweets, butters, cakes, sauces and ice creams/icy poles, marinades and rubs, seafood, raw food dishes, salads, vegetarian and vegan dishes, soups, pasta, stews, roast vegetables and salad dressings.
- Lemon Myrtle Tea Leaf 20g
Similar to the above product but in a tea leaf form.
- Mountain Pepper 20g
Tasmanian Mountain Pepperleaf grows in the wet forests of southeast Australia and Tasmania. The green leaves are used like pepper and the purple berries are used like a strong, hot chilli in cooking. Smells of the Australian bushland, paperbark and herbs. Heat develops on the palate like pepper. Use as you would any other pepper.
- Pepper Berries 20g
Pepperberries grow in the wet forests of southeast Australia and Tasmania. Think chilli with some berry flavour but beware as it develops strong heat on the palate. Use as you would chilli.
- Peppermint Gum 20g
The Peppermint Gum grows in the woodlands and forests of south-eastern Australia. The essential oils in the leaves smell like peppermint and eucalyptus gum. Use to flavour desserts, fruit dishes and tarts, add to whipped creams, raw deserts, ice cream, baking, jams, parfaits, sauces, teas and other drinks like juices and smoothies.
- Rivermint 20g
River Mint (or Native Mint) grows in all states of Australia except WA, close to rivers and water. Smells like spearmint and was used by Indigenous Australians for medicinal purposes. Add to desserts and salads or brewed into tea or iced tea.
- Saltbush 20g
Saltbush is found in large areas of dry inland Australia. Contains mineral salts in the leaves and can be added to foods instead of salt. Add onto any foods at the last minute for a natural salty flavour. Add to dukkhas, marinades, sauces, salads, breads, pasta, barbecued foods and roasted vegetables.
- Sea Parsley 10g
Sea Parsley (or Sea Celery) grows along the pristine coastlines of southern Australia. Can often be found submerged in the coastland water tides which give it a slightly seaweed texture when hydrated. Soak 1-2 mins for salads or add to soups and stews or as you would any other parsley. Great in Asian soups too!
- Strawberry Gum 20g
The Strawberry Gum is a eucalyptus tree growing in the Northern Tablelands of NSW. The essential oils in the leaves give it the strawberry lolly aroma. Smells of strawberry and eucalyptus. Use to flavour desserts, fruit dishes and tarts, add to whipped creams, raw desserts, ice cream, baking, sauces, jams, parfaits, sauces, tea and other drinks like juices and smoothies.
- Wattleseed 40g
Wattleseed is highly nutritious and versatile. It has been a staple food for Indigenous people for millennia as it’s a rich source of protein and carbohydrate. Has a hazelnut, chocolate/coffee aroma and can be used as a coffee substitute in coffee machines or plungers. Wattle lattes taste great but keep the nutritious seeds as they can be reused in cooking on the same day. Can also be added to cakes, slices, homemade chocolate, desserts, breads, ice cream and can be used to thicken sauces and casseroles.
NATIF values the importance of evidence-based and traditional information about native foods, where they come from, how they are processed, the method and ethics of collection and the rights of the Indigenous people who collect the fruit. Julie @ NATIF is available as a Speaker to talk ‘about’, ‘how to use’ and ‘health benefits’ of Australian Native Foods at corporate events, fund-raisers, health events, schools or any other events around Australia.
NATIF supplies premium quality bush tucker ingredients for your customers to use at home. Why not offer taste tests? The NATIF range is ideal for retail stores, health food stores, green grocery stores, fine food stores, country food trail outlets, hamper companies, tourist outlets, handmade retailers and gift stores. Your customers will love the opportunity to pick up these exotic delicacies in a format that they can keep on hand for when inspiration strikes. Beautifully packaged and ready to use, they are a wonderful way to utilise native ingredients without the complexities of supply or storage.
Turn to NATIF for your reliable supply of premium quality bush tucker ingredients which can inspire your next menu creation or add the flavour of the outback to many of the dishes you are already serving. Also ideal for juice bars, health centres and cafes, wineries, restaurants, airports and school canteens. NATIF brings extraordinary outback flavours to your commercial kitchen with ease and reliable consistency. You can have exotic flavours of the bush at your fingertips without having to worry about waste, spoilage or difficulties in sourcing.
"It’s our native food – it’s meant for all Australians, I think it could be everywhere and easier to access – one day, if I can help it, that’s my mission!!" Julie Merlet, NATIF Australian Native Superfoods
To discuss your requirements, for larger orders or to place your first order, contact NATIF Australian Native Superfoods today.
More information about NATIF Australian Native Superfoods
Interview - Julie Merlet - NATIF Australian Native Superfoods
If you could go out into the bush and gather some of the world’s most ancient, most nutritionally dense and undeniably tasty foods, would you? Great news! You don’t have to because Julie Merlet, Director of NATIF Australian Native Superfoods has it all covered. She works with Indigenous communities who wild-harvest and Australian native food growers who pick these precious gifts and turns them into easy-to-use products that bring the outback to city tables. Click here