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Author Topic: Nectar - bush tucker  (Read 866 times)
Lone
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« on: January 31, 2010, 07:37:52 AM »

Hello,
A bushie was telling me today that Aborigines used to put nectar producing flowers, like gums and melaleucas, in water for a healthy drink.  The pollen would be a protein source too.

Does anyone here do this?

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 09:16:34 AM »

Funny you should mention that, I was watching the box this afternoon and watched someone demonstrate just that. It certainly wasn't a class show, but it didn't look unreasonable.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 02:36:03 AM »

A few gum leaves in billy tea is tradition!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 12:21:33 AM »

when we were mustering getting a little dry in the mouth we often suck on gum leaf or box leaf.when i was in the timber game some of the older fellers allways through couple gum leafs in the billy tea.
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