Bower Spinach was a significant food source for theTasmanian Aboriginal people. The berries, which darken to near-black when ripe, were valued as a red dye, and were a sweet tasting snack or addition to a main meal.
Settlers cooked the succulent leaves like spinach and ate the fruit (Low, 1991).
Leaves and fruits.
Leaves are reminiscent to that of spinach and the edible fruit is salty-sweet (Low, 1991).
Use as a spinach substitute in dishes.