Ruby Saltbush

 Enchylaena tomentosa

Enchylaena tomentosa

 
 

common name

Ruby Saltbush, Ruby Red Saltbush, Barrier Saltbush

traditional use

part used

Berries and leaves.

seasonality

All year round.

flavour profile

Ruby Saltbush is a quaint succulent bearing small berries with a crisp, salty-sweet flavour.

uses

Berries may be eaten raw or soaked in water to make a sweet tea. The leaves are also edible, but as they’re rich in oxalates, they should be cooked before eating, or consumed sparingly.