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Strawberry Gum

Australian 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.



Nutritional Information
Per 100g
Energy (kj) 1708.0
Protein (g) 7.4
Fat (g) Total 11.0
Carbohydrate (g) 69.1
Sugars (g) 3.3
Sodium (mg) 151

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