Quandongs (or wild peaches) are found in the semi arid zones of Southern Australia from arid desert to coastal areas. 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, are nutritious and tasty with a tart fruity finish.
Tart and tangy fruit flavour, similar to peach or apricot.
Dried Quandong halves can be rehydrated
Add to baking, healthy desserts, sweet or savoury dishes
Use to make a delicious jam or fruit compote to go over deserts.
Use as a cocktail garnish.
Also known as Desert Peach, Native Peach and Wild Peach
Quandongs are a good source of zinc, folate, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin E. Quandongs are a rich source of phenolic-based antioxidants