Known as emu apples or native cranberries, muntries (Kunzea pomifera) are a low growing shrub found on the south coast of Australia. When ripe the berries are green with a red tinge and have the flavour of spicy apples.
These tasty little berries are high in antioxidants, (4 times blueberries). This fruit has a sweet spicy apple flavour and can be eaten fresh or used in many sweet and savoury dishes .
So versatile is this amazing fruit, it is used in the making of jam, chutney, pies, fruit straps, wine, desserts, sweet and savoury sauces, fruit salad, platters and salads and chocolates. It can also be used instead of apples or sultanas. The anti-oxidants and wax are extracted to make hand cream and other beauty products.