Traditional Indigenous Australian Use – Wild Rosella (Wyrrung) has a long history of traditional use as a tisane tea and for a number of chronic conditions. Mountain Native Pepperberry (Mourao) is found in Aboriginal cuisine as a flavour enhancer. Aborigines suffering from sore gums and tooth aches often crushed the berries with water to make a paste and applied the paste to treat the infection. Mourao was also used to promote blood circulation and in treatment of skin, colic and stomach ache.
Modern Day Use – Wild Rosella (Wyrrung) is shown to help lower & maintain blood pressure. Helps maintain healthy cholesterol and blood lipid levels. Prevents LDL oxidation and is high in Vitamin C. Mountain Pepperberry (Mourao) is anti-inflammatory due to compound Polygodial. Beneficial for arthritis. Protects stomach lining. Has anti-pain activity. Anti-asthmatic. Helps slow absorption of glucose in the stomach. High antioxidant capacity. It even outshines the world-renowned blueberry in this regard! Both the leaf and the berry contains vitamin E, lutein (a compound that plays an important role in eye and general wellbeing), zinc, magnesium, and calcium.
Chocolate on Purpose® use sustainable cocoa only from suppliers who are members of the ‘Cocoa Horizons’ Foundation. Belgian chocolate is used including Cocoa Butter which provides health benefits & and has anti-oxidant properties.
Carbon Credits from the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation is purchased to offset their personal & business carbon footprint. Chocolate on Purpose® are Members of the First Nations Bushfood and Botanical Alliance Australia to support them in their mission to return custodianship of the Australian native food industry to our First Australians.