Coast Wattle

Acacia sophorae

Acacia sophorae


Common name

A. longifolia var. sophorae

traditional use

Tasmanian Aboriginal people used to roast the ripening pods, pick out the seeds and eat them. In Sydney, the Aboriginal people steamed the seeds and said they tasted like green peas (Low, 1991).

part used

Seeds only. The pods are an irritant and inedible.



flavour profile

Green peas.


When roasted, the seed has a pleasant nutty flavor and can be used in baking cakes, breads, biscuits or as a coffee bean substitute.