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Our bush tucker food

Kakadu Plum Co

I like to think that somehow, someway, I can make a difference in this world. The essence of ‘giving’ is something I want to instill into my children’s values. If they go through life not thinking we have to give in this world, part of me would feel like a failure. In our tradition, we have something that is called ‘tzedakah’; the essence of ‘charity’ and giving. We have a little charity box that sits on our window sill, and often, sometimes not too often, the children are encouraged to put a coin into it. When it is full, we decide of the charity we give it too.

Lately, I have also been decluttering the house and sorting through old clothes and toys that the kids don’t use anymore. They see me do this probably on too many occasions, but they have come to learn that I give these items to other people in need. I give, they give.

When I became a mum, I had no idea what new career paths and chapters I would embark on. I had no idea that I would, in fact, have started a company, failed it {you can read that story here}, and started something new again. But this is different. This venture of mine is different because I 100% feel like I am making some sort of social change and impact on the Australian Aboriginal community.

The Australian Indigenous people have been growing ‘bush tucker’ food in their native lands for centuries. For centuries! Used for medicinal and healing purposes, these foods have been considered part of the Dreamtime. One of these is the Kakadu Plum; like a little plum, it is grown on trees in the native bushland. At harvest times, families come together for what is often a ‘family tradition’ to pick and harvest the fruit. In fact, it has now been proven to have the highest source of Vitamin C in the world, known to have up to 100 times the vitamin C to oranges. It is magic!

Australians {I seem to think so anyway} seem to think they have to travel to the Amazon, or Japan or South Africa to get their superfood boost. But, in fact, we have it here in our own backyard. And anything that is grown in our own backyard is got to be better for you, I think anyway.

Kakadu Plum Co. is sharing the magic of Kakadu Plum with Australia and the world. By buying this product, everyone is also contributing to the Aboriginal communities that harvest it and the Australian Native Food Industry as a whole. This is an incredible industry with so many incredible products and possibilities. Now, here, this little business of mine is doing the ‘giving’ and trying to make a difference in some way. I only hope that everyone can begin to appreciate the Kakadu Plum like I do.

You can read more about the amazing benefits of Kakadu Plum here. 

You can follow Kakadu Plum Co. on Instagram here. 

AND, every reader of The Parenting Files will receive a 10% discount for their Kakadu Plum Powder. Simply enter ‘theparentingfiles’ at checkout here. 

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