What is the Queen Garnet?
Developed in Queensland and grown in all states around Australia, The Queen Garnet has been hailed as a “superfood” due to its antioxidant content.
What is anthocyanin?
Anthocyanin is an antioxidant found in many naturally dark coloured fruits, such as blackcurrants, blueberries and raspberries. It’s the pigment that gives the Queen Garnet its very dark purple flesh and skin.
What is the difference between the Queen Garnet and other plum varieties?
With a longer hanging time on the tree, the Queen Garnet is able to continue to increase its antioxidant content.
When are Queen Garnets in season?
Queen Garnet is in season from late January until the beginning of April.
Where can I buy Queen Garnets?
Queen Garnets are available in Woolworths and Coles supermarkets and independent fruit and vegetable retailers while in season.
What is Queen Garnet Nectar?
Our nectar is made from 100 percent Queen Garnet plums, with no added sugar, noadded colours or flavours, and no concentrate. We puree whole plums with much of thefibre kept intact, though we also capture some of the fibre and most of the skins to freezedry into Queen Garnet powder. This makes QG Nectar more like a 100% fruit smoothie, than a typical juice.
How many Queen Garnets are there in a bottle of Nectar?
There are approximately three Queen Garnet plums per 250ml bottle of nectar.
Is the QG Probiotic & Prebiotic Powder the same as the QG Powder Sachets?
No, these powders are different! QG Probiotic & Prebiotic Powder contains 37% freeze dried QG plum powder in addition to a variety of prebiotics and 5 billion CFU probiotics per serve. QG Powder Sachets are 100% freeze dried QG plum powder, designed for customers who are seeking the antioxidants from the QG plum and not looking for a gut health product.
Do the QG Powder Sachets and QG Probiotic & Prebiotic Powder dissolve in water?
While parts of these powders will dissolve, they are not completely soluble as we considered maintaining the fibre content more important than ensuring solubility. If mixing our powders in water does not appeal to you, they are delicious mixed in with yoghurt, cereal, and smoothies!
Do Nutrafruit's probiotic products require refrigeration?
The QG Probiotic & Prebiotic Powder contains Bacillus coagulans, a robust spore forming probiotic which means it is stable in harsh environments. It’s safe to keep at room temperature, and also more adept at surviving the journey through the harsh conditions of the digestive tract.The QG Probiotic Chewables contain Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis probiotics which prefer to be kept in cooler environments, so refrigeration after opening is ideal. This will also ensure that the chewables do not develop a sticky texture.
Who owns the Queen Garnet?
The Queen Garnet was bred by plant breeders at the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and is owned by the Queensland Government. Nutrafruit has an exclusive right to market the Queen Garnet.
Can I buy a Queen Garnet tree for my garden?
Unfortunately Queen Garnet trees are not available to the home gardener, only licensed commercial growers can legally grow Queen Garnet.
Can anyone grow the Queen Garnet?
As Nutrafruit has the exclusive rights to market the Queen Garnet, only licensed commercial growers can legally grow the crop.
How do I become a licensed grower?
Nutrafruit has a number of licensed growers around Australia. If you are interested in becoming part of a controlled production and marketing system please contact us.
Is the Queen Garnet genetically modified?
No. The Queen Garnet was a result of cross-breeding (the transferring of pollen from one plant to another) in 1997. Genetic modification involves the transferring of a gene from one plant to another.