Strawberry GumAustralian Native Herb
Australian native “Olida” also called Forest Berry Herb, it has a passionfruit-like taste.
Other Common Names
Strawberry Gum, Forest Berry Herb, Olida. Botanical Name: (Eucalyptus olida)
Description & Use
This native Australian plant has a wide variety of uses, and these are often best achieved by thinking of it is a flavour enhancer rather than expecting it to come out and overtly flavour a dish with its own character. There are two basic guidelines worth remembering to achieve the best results with Olida. One is to add only a small amount, say ¼ – ½ tsp to 500g of fruit or vegetables, then taste before adding more. The other is to only put Olida in recipes that cook for a short time, never subjecting it to extreme temperatures for more than 10–15 minutes. Although Olida’s own flavour will be diminished in a fruit jam, its own naturally occurring methyl cinnamate, will enhance fruit and berry flavours. Delicious on rockmelon.
Product of Australia.