Old Man Saltbush

 Atriplex nummularia

Atriplex nummularia

 
 

common name

Old man saltbush.

traditional use

Traditionally, its seeds were used as a food source by the Aboriginal people. 

part used

Leaves and flower sprays.

seasonality

All year round.

flavour profile

The leaves are salty in flavour and rich in protein, antioxidants and minerals. The flower sprays taste a little like popcorn.

uses

Leaves may be treated like a leafy vegetable, enjoyed blanched, sautéed, wrapped around meat or fish, used in salads, or for stuffing poultry. Alternatively, they may be dried and used as a herb or sprinkle.