Australian Functional Ingredients – by Vic Cherikoff

Bush Tomato

Flavour – Strong tamarillo/caramel character. The darker berries tend to be more bitter.

Colour and Appearance – Approx. 10-13mm in diameter, red/brown and round with a texture similar to dried raisins.

Typical Use – Chop coarsely for focaccia, antipasto, chutneys, sauces etc. Available in a ready to use prepared form as Bush tomatoes in oil

Helpful Hints – If product eg chutney or sauce is too bitter, use less bush tomato and/or add salt.

Storage and Packaging Size – Dry, 250g, 1kg. Approx. 1,300 fruits per kg.



Vic Cherikoff