Ruby Saltbush

Enchylaena tomentosa

Enchylaena tomentosa


common name

Ruby Saltbush, Ruby Red Saltbush, Barrier Saltbush

traditional use

part used

Berries and leaves.


All year round.

flavour profile

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


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.