Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 1 Mar 2002
Author(s): Johnson, P.R, Robinson, C., Green, E.
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Current consumer trends are looking for a more diverse range of products. This has spurred an increasing interest in native Australian foods leading to a number of small-scale successes in developing new food products based on native flora species.
A number of annual and perennial native species have the potential to be commercialised as vegetable crops with the possibility of mainstream horticulture production.
This publication examines the potential for commercialising one of the well-known native flora species from the Kimberley the Boab tree Adansonia gregorii. It examines the indigenous uses, analysis the chemical composition and examines the results of small-scale agronomic trials. A preliminary economic evaluation of its commercial potential has been produced.