Kakadu Plum – the new fur friendly super food

May 5, 2022

From blueberries to spirulina, acai bowls to avocados. These are just a couple of superfoods that you might have come across on your Sunday brunch menu or seen being flaunted by the influencers on your Instagram reel.

But did you know that even your four-legged best friend can benefit from a superfood diet?

Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye

What is it?

It might be small, but boy does this fruit pack a healthy punch!

The Kakadu plum is known to have the highest natural source of Vitamin C in the world, 100 times the content in oranges, and provides a quality source of fibre and minerals. In addition, they are also rich in iron which is essential for oxygen transport throughout the body.

The Kakadu plum is found in Northern Australia and has been used for thousands of years by Australia’s Aboriginal people in traditional food and medicine – it is considered a gift of the Dreamtime in Aboriginal culture.

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What most people don’t realise is the Kakadu plum has been used to treat colds, the flu and also headaches while at the same time being a good hydrator for the skin and preventing skin damage. This small fruit really is a natural fruity miracle worker!

These are just eight reasons why you should embrace the power of the plum!

  • Helps fight cancer
  • Slows aging
  • Reverses the effects of stress
  • Helps to cure pimples
  • Alleviates sun damage
  • Heals skin infections
  • Aids digestion
  • Is sustainable

Sustainability is a huge reason for people to jump on the Kakadu plum wagon, not only is it good for people and dogs but it also benefits the planet.

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How will the Kakadu plum benefit your dog?

So, we have spoken about why it’s an important addition for our body, but how will this benefit man’s best friend?

Natural, healthy dog food is becoming the new norm but why feed your dog a soy puppachino with a side of dried kale and quinoa when you can incorporate it into their daily diet…FROM HOME!

We all want the best food for our dog. Whether it be dry, wet, organic or even vegan! Giving them the best diet possible will not only increase their energy levels but give them a vibrant coat and make them happier.

Vitamin C plays an important role in a wide variety of bodily functions and is regarded as essential for healthy well-being in dogs.  As an example, it is involved in the production of collagen and elastin which can be found in their skin, bones, muscles, and tendons.

We might not realise, but dogs are susceptible to fungal infections, inflammation as they get older (and wiser!) and other diseases which affect their gums, teeth and skin. By increasing the intake of Vitamin C and antioxidants, this will help to decrease the chance of your fur baby suffering any of these conditions.

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Owners of breeds such as Cavoodles, Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs will highly benefit from the addition of Kakadu plum extract in their food as these are just several example breeds which are vulnerable to skin conditions such as dermatitis and lip-fold pyoderma.

Our products contain the extract from Kakadu plums and are therefore benefitting your dogs health. These natural dog foods which contain 98% Australian ingredients are supporting the immune system of your dog as well as containing a healthy balance of minerals to support their urinary system.

Recent studies have shown that feeding your furry companion a natural dog food enriched with Vitamin C will not only boost their immune system but also help your pal if they suffer from stress. This can be helpful if you are at work all day or if your pup isn’t a fan of loud sounds such as fireworks or even just as a garbage truck pulls up in the early hours of the morning (who isn’t stressed by that!?).

In saying this, some of our pets are just more stressed than others, so supplying them with the extra supplement of Vitamin C in their daily intake will help to take their levels down so that they can enjoy their daily walks and socialising.

Talentail is the first pet food in the world to include the Kakadu plum extract in their dog food and by purchasing these products you will be supporting locally sourced Australian natural ingredients

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Final fruit for thought?

We think that we have summed it up pretty well, right?

Understanding the regular Vitamin C intake for your dog is very important to ensure that their immune systems are kept strong. Why not take that extra step to provide the best for your best friend!

References:

  • https://www.ruthhatten.com/post/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c-for-your-pet
  • https://myplankton.com.au/pristine-topical-spray/#:~:text=Australian%20Kakadu%20Plum%20Extract&text=an%20important%20role%20in%20a,bones%2C%20muscles%2C%20and%20tendons.
  • https://www.candogseatit.com/fruit-veg/kakadu-plums
  • https://www.ruthhatten.com/post/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c-for-your-pet
  • https://www.goodness.com.au/blog/why-kakadu-plum-is-your-new-winter-remedy/#topOfPage
  • https://naakpa.com.au/research