Native Currant

Acrotriche depressa

Acrotriche depressa


Common Name

Native Currant

Traditional use

Native Currants (Acrotriche depressa) are indigenous to Southern South Australia and Kangaroo Island and are a low growing heath found in well drained sheltered areas. 

The little berries were a favourite food of the Aboriginal people of the area. 

part used



Spring harvest.

flavour profile

A strong tangy/acidic flavour.


The burgundy coloured native berry is very useful as a base for savoury and sweet sauces and desserts.

The juice of the berry can be extracted using a food processor (on low) and then pouring through a sieve to separate from the seed.