Kakadu Plums Fight Cancer Cells and Brighten Skin. Here’s How to Reap the Benefits

Posted on January 09, 2019



Every few years a new superfood emerges, promising health benefits beyond your wildest dreams. Right now, kakadu plums are having a moment. In fact, with the highest levels of vitamin C of any fruit — in the entire world — and more antioxidants than the blueberry, kakadu plums are the stuff superfood lore is made of. So what are kakadu plums, and what can they do for you?

Kakadu plums are a small light green fruit native to Australia, that’s also called the billygoat plum, bush plum, or salty plum. Indigenous people once used the sap and pits of kakadu plums to treat colds, the flu, and skin conditions. These days, you’re most likely to see this Aussie import as an ingredient in skin care products — particularly in vitamin C serums — or in powder form, which can be used in smoothies, soups, and sauces.

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