Bush Tomatoes (Whole)

Limited Supply - Desert Bush Super-Fruit Vit E, Iron, Copper, Folate, Zinc, Selenium
Weight50g (1.76 oz.) Air Dried Fruit

This is very special…Limited Edition Ancient Purity Bush Tomato… is an antioxidant powerhouse! These sun-dried fruits are packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, iron, copper, magnesium, folate, zinc and calcium meaning you can rightfully call it a super-natural health food. Due to having a high potassium:sodium ratio, they may help to reduce blood pressure. Bush tomatoes have been a pivotal bush-food for Indigenous Australian Aboriginals since ancient times. Also known as Akatjurra, Kutjera, and Kampurarpa, the traditional harvesting method of the Bush Tomatoes is to collect the sun-dried fruits of the small bushes during the winter and autumn season. Over 80% of the harvesting is done by hand-picking the fruits by Aboriginal wild harvesters. In the wild, Bush Tomatoes fruit for solely two months. In dried form, Bush Tomatoes stay good for several years. Truly a culinary delight, now you can boost your health naturally by adding some Ancient Purity Bush Tomatoes to your exotic pasta sauce. And I have to mention it again, this is Limited Edition Super-Food! More than 80% of the harvesting is done by hand by Aboriginal wild harvesters. Spice up your Bloody Mary! Give it a native twist by adding a pinch or two of freshly ground Ancient Purity Bush Tomato to the blend and garnish with chopped or whole Bush Tomatoes.

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Ancient Purity Presents Bush Tomato

A Rediscovered Superfood

Eaten for Generations

Woven in Tradition - The Bush Tomato

Ancient Purity Brought into the Now

  • 100% Sun-Dried Bush Tomatoes.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
  • Use Ancient Purity Bush Tomatoes adding flavour to vinegar and oil based salad dressings and marinades, egg based condiments and pasta sauces. Ancient Purity Bush Tomatoes pair greatly with most types of vegetables.
  • Spice up your Bloody Mary! Give it a native twist by adding a pinch or two of freshly ground Ancient Purity Bush Tomato to the blend and garnish with chopped or whole Bush Tomatoes.

    NOTE: Ancient Purity Bush Tomato has a strong sun-dried tomato, caramel and tamarillo flavour. It is just delicious in recipes with eggs, tomato or cheese. It also goes well with salsas. They can be used as crusting for Italian dishes as well. In addition, the fruits’ pungent tomato aroma and flavour makes it a tasty addition to tagine style dishes. Make sure to visit our Bush Tomatoes 'Recipes' section! 

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 50g (1.76 oz.).
  • Origin: Australia.
  • Package: Heat-sealed, foil-lined, kraft paper pouch. 
  • Storage:  Keep in sealed. Store in a cool dry place, out of sunlight. Must be kept dry, not allowing moisture in. 
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1-2 years.

Bush Tomatoes Lowdown

The Bush Tomato, also called desert raisin and kutjera, is a spherical fruit with a diameter of approximately 10-15 millimetres. It grows naturally in central Australia and changes from green to yellow when it reaches maturity. Prior to being picked, it is typically left to dehydrate in the sun on the bush, resulting in a red hue. In addition to its iron content, bush tomato also boasts of vitamin E, folate, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. Its high ratio of potassium to sodium suggests that further research could investigate its potential for reducing hypertension.

Bolognaise Bush Tomato


  • 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • 1 onion, finely diced.
  • 2 carrots, finely diced.
  • 2 sticks celery, finely diced.
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced.
  • 4 mushrooms, finely diced.
  • 1 red capsicum, finely diced.
  • 500 grams beef mince.
  • 2 teaspoons ground Ancient Purity Bush Tomato.
  • 1 teaspoon Ancient Purity Old Man Saltbush.
  • 1 teaspoon mountain pepper berry.
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs.
  • 1x 400g tin diced tomatoes.
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste.
  • 500 grams dried fettuccini.


  • Heat olive oil in large saucepan and add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, mushrooms and capsicum.
  • Sauté until vegetables have softened.
  • Add mince and cook until browned, breaking mince up with a spoon.
  • Stir through herbs and spices.
  • Add tinned tomatoes and tomato paste.
  • Allow the Bolognaise to boil before reducing heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer sauce for 20-30 minutes.
  • Cook pasta in filtered boiling water according to packet directions.
  • To serve, divide pasta among bowls and top with bolognaise sauce.
  • Serve with sprinkled parmesan if desired.
  • Enjoy your Meal!

Bush Tomato Scones


  • 4 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour.
  • 1 pinch of Ancient Purity Celtic Sea Salt.
  • 1 tablespoon of Ancient Purity Bicarbonate of Soda.
  • 3 tablespoons butter or use Grass-Fed Ghee (Available @Ancient Purity).
  • 2 Ancient Purity Dried Bush Tomatoes, finely chopped.
  • 3 cups of low-fat milk (approximately), plus extra for brushing.


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  • Place flour in a large mixing bowl and add Celtic Sea Salt and Bicarbonate of Soda.
  • Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add Ancient Purity Bush Tomato and mix through.
  • Gradually add the milk, a little at a time, until you have soft dough.
  • Knead for a few minutes.
  • Press gently so the dough is about 3 cm high.
  • Cut out scones, transfer to a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and rest for 10 minutes.
  • With a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones with a little milk and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until brown on the top.

Q: Can you give me some general information on Bush Tomatoes?

A: Also known as Kutjera, Kampurarpa and Akatjurra, Bush Tomatoes are the fruit or entire plants of certain nightshade species native to the more arid parts of Australia. While they are quite closely related to tomatoes, they might be even closer relatives of the eggplant, which they resemble in many details. There are 94 natives and 31 introduced species in Australia.

Q: Is this ancient food?

A: Yes, Bush Tomato has been a staple food of the indigenous desert dwellers of Central Australia for many thousands of years. A rich source of minerals, particularly potassium, they are also high in vitamin C.

Q: What is the traditional harvest method of Bush Tomatoes?

A: The traditional harvesting method is to collect the sun dried fruits of the small bush in the autumn and winter months. In the dried form, Bush Tomato can be stored for several years. Rich in Vitamin C, it is about the size of a small grape and is considered “ripe” when it has dried on the bush and resembles a raisin.


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