Sandalwood, most commonly associated with incense and perfumes, produces delicious edible fruit and nuts. Sandalwood trees can be found in the woodlands and shrub lands of southern WA and SA.
The fruits are golden brown, 15-20mm in size, with a thin flesh that may be enjoyed fresh or fried. The creamy, soft nuts inside can be eaten raw, roasted or crushed and used in cooking.
Add to salads, enjoy chopped up with muesli, yoghurt and fruit or as a topping for your desserts. Use in brownies, biscuits, cakes and baking.
Sprinkle your favourite bushfood spices on them for a healthy snack.
Santalum spicatum kernels have a unique and delicate flavour with an amazing texture which makes it a highly versatile ingredient or a stand-alone product.
Packed full of goodness with very impressive nutritional properties, for centuries, Sandalwood nuts were consumed by Aboriginal Australians as a cure for rheumatoid arthritis and topically applied (rubbed) for cold and stiffness.