The Kakadu Plum is a fruit bearing tree prolific throughout Northern Queensland, Northern Territory and the Kimberley region. The fruit bears resemblance to an immature olive with a central stone and pale green flesh that holds a tart, bitter taste.
Amazingly, Kakadu plum contains the highest recorded levels of vitamin C in the world - more than 50 times that of oranges, generating enormous potential for its use in both dietary supplements and personal care products. Vitamin C has been well documented for its ability to repair and regenerate damaged skin and hair cells by stimulating collagen synthesis and assisting in antioxidant protection against UV damage. Another benefit is its ability to help the body absorb iron - a mineral necessary for hair growth.
The Kakadu plum is also a rich source antioxidants with more than 13 times that of blueberries. Antioxidants help to neutralise unstable molecules called free radicals that cause oxidative stress to both skin and hair cells. This stress plays a major role in the ageing process of the skin and can even cause premature greying and hair loss.