Old Man Saltbush
Old man saltbush.
Traditionally, its seeds were used as a food source by the Aboriginal people.
Leaves and flower sprays.
All year round.
The leaves are salty in flavour and rich in protein, antioxidants and minerals. The flower sprays taste a little like popcorn.
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.