Potential Physiological Activities of Selected Australian Herbs and Fruits

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The aim of this project was to investigate the potential health benefits arising from consumption of selected commercially grown Australian native species of primary importance for the industry: Tasmannia pepper leaf, anise myrtle, lemon myrtle, quandong and Davidson’s plum. This work complements recent studies on health attributes of Kakadu plum, Illawarra plum, muntries and native currant. Jointly these studies represent the first evaluation of specific health-enhancing properties of commercially grown native Australian herbs and fruits.

This report is targeted at the Australian native food industry, the general food, pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical industries and the health-conscious consumer.

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