At those times when energy levels are dipping, wattleseeds, with their smooth coffee like aroma, can provide an injection of protein and minerals that will boost energy levels.
The all-Australian wattleseed is also an expert at regulating blood sugar levels, so on those “mornings after the night before”, a soothing drink of wattleseed tea can sort out all the damage those wines and beers did.
The flavour of wattleseed can depend on a couple of factors. Generally, it has a warming nutty, roasted flavour. However, it can also have a subtle chocolate flavour that lingers on the palate.
- Wattleseed (Acacia victoriae)
Wattleseeds are what is known as a low glycaemic food, which means they release their sugars gradually. This results in a steady supply of energy and more regular blood sugar levels.
They also contain vitamins and minerals that help balance blood sugar.
Wattleseeds can be used in a wide variety of recipes - as well as being made into a delicious, coffee-like tea.
- Adults can drink 1-3 cups per day.
- Children can have ½ a teaspoon to a teaspoon per day (depending on age).
- Not considered harmful to pregnant women, although it’s best to check with your doctor first.
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Results may differ from person to person. If you are taking prescription medication consult your health care provider prior to using this product. This product is not a food replacement. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
AMOUNT 1 tsp per 200ml
BREW TIME 5-6 mins
WATER TEMPERATURE 90⁰C
SERVING hot / cold
IS WATTLESEED A NUT?
No. Australia has about 120 different species of wattle tree, and wattleseeds are the seeds produced by these trees. The seeds grow in a long pod containing 6-10 seeds.
However, they do have a nutty, savoury taste.
How do you use ground wattleseed?
Ground wattleseed can be used as a flour replacement – as the Aborigines used it – or as a thickening agent for stews and casseroles.
Or it can be made into a tea!
HOW DO YOU USE GROUND WATTLESEED?
Wattleseeds are found in long pods that are produced by wattle trees. Wattle trees are found all over Australia (- the wattle flower is the Australian national flower).
There are wattle tree plantations in both South Australia and Victoria.
CAN YOU EAT WATTLESEEDS RAW?
Most wattleseeds are edible, however, some can be toxic to humans. And of the seeds that are edible only about 10% are palatable. The edible seeds need to be prepared in some way first, before eating. Generally, this includes soaking and/or heating them.
To be on the safe side, unless you know what you’re doing, it’s best to buy your wattleseeds from a retailer.
HOW DO I USE GROUND WATTLESEED?
You can drink it like a tea or coffee, or even add it to your coffee. You can make a latte from it.
Additionally, you can use it in recipes as a thickening agent or as a substitute for flour. Sprinkle some on your muesli, over a salad or fruit salad, add it to a smoothie, or add it as an ingredient when making your own muesli / energy bars.
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I gave up eating meat about a year ago and am always looking for ways to increase my protein intake. A friend of mine put me onto wattleseed, which I can have as a drink or use in meal preparation
I have to admit I'm a convert. I use wattleseed in baking, and in cooking instead of cornflour. I enjoy the seeds as a drink, and in smoothies
Not sure about health benefits, but I enjoy the nutty, roasted flavour