Australian Functional Ingredients – by Vic Cherikoff

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Sugarbag (Native Australian honeybee)

Sugarbag (Native Australian honeybee) Flavour – Honey and mellow port flavour. Thin consistency. Typical uses – Enhanced with cream or in ice-cream or simply use as a drizzle. Helpful hints – Use cold to maximise the flavour which disappears with heat. Sugarbag is made by native Australian, stingless, black bees which are about 5mm in [...]


Paperbark Paperbark is a natural product which is used for its visual appeal as a platter liner and for service or when used as a cooking wrap, imparts a delicate smokey flavour from oils in the paperbark. This technique is the easiest way to smoke and cook meats in bark on a hot plate, char-grill [...]