Australian Functional Ingredients – by Vic Cherikoff


Flavour – Mildly tart apricot and peach flavour.

Colour and Appearance – Bright red fruit, available either whole or as halves.

Typical Use – Sauces (meat or dessert), garnish. Helpful hints – Do not over-cook. Simmer gently in sauce or apple juice. Enhance with orange juice. Do not over-sweeten. The seed kernels are only safe to eat if well roasted to a milk chocolate brown. This inactivates a compound which is otherwise unsafe to eat.

Storage and Packaging Size – Frozen, 1kg zip lock bags (approx. 560 halves or 300 whole fruits/kg)



Vic Cherikoff