Nutrafruit is a Brisbane-based company, established in 2010 when it secured the exclusive global commercialisation licence to a new type of plum (Queen Garnet or QG). This plum has a high anthocyanin content, giving it an array of potential health benefits that are backed by published research, including normalising blood pressure, weight loss, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, and providing relief from inflammatory bowel disease. Unlike other anthocyanin-rich foods that tend to be bitter, the Queen Garnet has a highly desirable, sweet flavour profile.
Products, varieties and brands
As well as the fresh Queen Garnet Plum, in season from February to March, Nutrafruit has a range of retail ready value-added products using minimal waste processing methods. Queen Garnet Nectar contains 100% whole pureed plum and the leftover fibre and skins from this process are freeze dried to form freeze-dried powder sachets, probiotic chewables, and probiotic & prebiotic powder. These are sold through distribution channels including Woolworths supermarkets (our nectar is sold in most Woolworths stores in Australia), online, independent retailers and selected pharmacies.
Growing or sourcing map
We have trees planted in every state in Australia.
The Queen Garnet is in season from late January/early February until April