Bush Tomato – Solanum centrale
The term bush tomato refers to the fruit or entire plants of certain nightshade (Solanum) species native to the more arid parts of Australia. Solanum centrale, also known as Desert Raisin, Bush Raisin or Bush Sultana, or by the native name kutjera
Bush tomato plants are small shrubs whose growth is encouraged by fire and disturbance. The fruit of a number of species have been used as food (Bushfood / Bush Tucker) sources by Aboriginal people in the drier areas of Australia. They have a very strong flavour and scent when ripe and fresh, so that one can actually smell a richly fruiting specimen from quite a distance.
A number of Solanum species contain significant levels of solanine and as such are highly poisonous. It is strongly recommended that people unfamiliar with the plant do not experiment with the different species, as differentiating between them can often be difficult.
Bush tomato whole fruits in a resealable pouch
Our Mexican seasoning is not hot, as it is easier to add chilli than to remove it. By adding Mountain Pepper Leaf and Bush Tomatoes to our mixture, we have created a wonderful flavour which still has its strong original Mexican tang. To be used with all Mexican dishes
Curry Simmer Sauce with Australian Native Spices and Herbs (Lemon Myrtle, Cinnamon Myrtle, Mountain Pepper, Bush Tomato)