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11. Plant Biophenols from Saltbush and Olive Oil

Both Saltbush Pollen and Olive Oil contain vitamin E and plant biophenols. Yet how much is safe to consume and how beneficial are these compounds for human health.  

We know that 40ml of unfiltered raw olive oil is all you need per day to optimise the benefits of its polyphenol content as your body can only process and utilise this amount. Drink 40ml of Olive Oil every morning and see what happens. Olive Oil differs from all other oils due to its high biophenol content.     

So you can create a “perfect diet” with some olive oil + some brazil nuts + some butter + some fish/animal fat to fulfil your complete daily fat requirements. There is no such thing as a “super food”. The perfect human diet is based on ideal ratios of fat + protein + carbohydrates according to your age.

It is the overconsumption of carbohydrates (simple sugars) that is the root cause of the global obesity + type 2 diabetes epidemic. So as you age reduce fruit and grains + increase protein from eggs and meat + increase cellulose. FAT is an ESSENTIAL DAILY DOSE = Determine your daily dose and measure it as you eat it. Same applies to carbs and protein. If you want the best grains in your diet consider Organic Wholemeal Pasta from Coles Brand $3.30 kg + Lentils. Modern bread is best avoided. Most Aussie Olives Oils are pure + especially Cobram Estate Brand “Robust Variety” read the label to see the difference in biophenols.   

Best YOU can do is then select the best type of food from within each category of fat + protein + carbs. Most important “never over eat” and get enough sleep each day. Include exercise in your routine. Often the missing dietary component is cellulose which is a carbohydrate. Cellulose or (fibre as it is also know) is not able to be process as available energy for humans. To increase your cellulose intake start eating more cruciferous vegetables and green leaf salad. (TRY Cauliflower + Daikon Radish – Eat a Cauliflower with butter or olive oil for Breakfast and eat plenty of it to fill up on) .            

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PHOTO 1: Combination of Saltbush Pollen and Leaf being sun dried to a crisp. Once crisp you can crumble pollen + leaf between your fingers. Drying Saltbush takes a few days. First you cut/pick to slowly air dry. Second is something similar to this photo. Saltbush leaf and pollen absorbs atmospheric moisture – so it can be dry in the afternoon and moist in the morning. STORE in AIR TIGHT CONTAINER

There is data from University of Western Australia relative to saltbush consumed by livestock. Meat from sheep that have access to saltbush for 30 days prior to slaughter has a longer shelf life due to high levels of accumulated vitamin e in the carcass.

Sheep and cattle with access to saltbush are visibly more agile and active. Saltbush meat has a strong flavour. Fat has a unique texture. Saltbush meat is widely acclaimed as the best natural meat product in the world.  


PHOTO 2: Old Man Saltbush in seed. This Bush is 2 metres Tall. Yield will be upwards of 5 kg. Yield varies from bush to bush with some only producing 1 kg while others are top performers like this one. All seed sold by GG is sourced from these top performers. DATE of PHOTO September 2023

THERE is ABUNDANT RESEARCH relative to the Role of Vitamin E for Human Health: Vitamin E is a molecular compound of Carbon + Hydrogen + Oxygen. It enhances immune function + prevents clots forming in blood. In its purest form it is a yellow brown paste.

Protein found in saltbush leaf is not easily digested. Pollen it seems is more readily digestible as it made up of more cellulose matter. It is a flower. It would be wise to consume in small quantities – maybe 1/4 cup a few times each week – however the safe upper limit is unknown. There is currently no known clinical data available relative to saltbush consumption by humans. Please do your own research. 


PHOTO 3: Saltbush Pollen (differs to seed bearing plants) attracts native bees + ants + moths + butterflies. This particular bush will yield about 20 litres by volume. Once it is dried weight will be 2 kg. Pollen is like granulated coffee or rice puffs, so once dried it will readily crumble between your fingers.  Plants only set seed/pollen once each year. DATE of PHOTO September 2023.


PHOTO 5: Pollen with a little bit of saltbush leaf on a slice of cheese. Fat increases the absorption rate of plant phenols and vitamins. MIX Pollen/Powdered Leaf to Honey with Olive Oil and it sets like a muesli bar. One teaspoon of Fine Ground Leaf is nice with a Banana Smoothie made with Kefir. Dry Powdered Leaf/Pollen is nice on cooked eggs. Chilled slices of Orange with Saltbush Powder is recommended + worth trying. ONCE YOU DRY POLLEN it will absorb atmospheric moisture – so best to store in Air Tight Container.


PHOTO 4: Saltbush in the shade of a Belah Tree. DATE of PHOTO August 2023

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