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What is the Queen Garnet?

Developed in Queensland and grown in all states around Australia, The Queen Garnet has been hailed as a “superfood” thanks to its extraordinarily high levels of anthocyanin, antioxidants and lifestyle health benefits. The Queen Garnet has three to six times the antioxidant levels of blueberries, and three to 20 times the anthocyanin levels of other plum varieties. In fact, just two Queen Garnets are packed with enough goodness to give you a full serve of daily antioxidants!

What is anthocyanin?

Anthocyanin is an antioxidant found in many naturally dark-coloured fruits, such as blackcurrants, blueberries and raspberries. Not only does anthocyanin give some fruits their red, purple or blue plant pigments, research has also linked the antioxidant to improved health and wellbeing.

What is the difference between the Queen Garnet and other plum varieties?

The Queen Garnet has extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanin compared to other plum varieties. With a longer hanging time on the tree, the Queen Garnet is able to continue to boost its antioxidants.

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 supermarkets and independent fruit and vegetable retailers while in season.

What are the health benefits of the Queen Garnet?

The Queen Garnet is gaining recognition in the medical space for its use in helping to control lifestyle conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Research has shown high anthocyanin concentration also has a positive effect in a number of other ways, such as increasing blood flow to the brain and improving processes of learning and memory.

What is QG Nectar?

Nutrafruit’s QG Nectar is made from 100 percent Queen Garnet. With no added sugar, no added colours or flavours, and no concentrate, QG Nectar allows you to enjoy the health benefits of the Queen Garnet all year round. The Nectar can be consumed on its own, or, if you’re feeling creative, mix it with mineral water and a dash of ginger or add it to yoghurt. You can find recipe ideas here.

How many Queen Garnets are there in a bottle of Nectar?

It is estimated there are approximately three Queen Garnets per 250ml bottle of Nectar.

What is the difference between the QG Powder Sachets and the QG Probiotic & Prebiotic Powder?

The sachets contain only one ingredient, 100% freeze dried QG plum powder.

The probiotic & prebiotic powder also contains the freeze dried QG plum powder, with the addition of some prebiotics (organic baobab powder, inulin from chicory root, and green banana resistant starch) and Bacillus coagulans, a robust probiotic.

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. This is because we decided that maintaining the fibre content was more important than ensuring solubility. There are two types of fibre – insoluble fibre and soluble fibre – each with different benefits, so it was important to us to include some insoluble fibre in there.

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. Safe to keep at room temperature and also survives the journey through the harsh conditions of the digestive tract.

The QG Probiotic Chewables contain L. acidophilus and B. 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.

What is the best way to consume QG Probiotic Chewables?

The stickiness of the QG Powder in these chewables may get stuck in your teeth. Some do not mind this, but some customers prefer to suck on them or swallow the chewables whole.

How much QG Nectar should I drink each day?

Drinking 200ml of QG Nectar a day will provide you enough antioxidants for an entire day.

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 Queen Garnet?

As Nutrafruit has the exclusive rights to market the Queen Garnet, only licensed commercial growers can legally grow the crop. Anyone growing Queen Garnets without a licence is doing so illegally.

How do I become a licensed grower?

Nutrafruit has a number of licensed growers, around Australia, who have the capacity to grow a large number of trees.  We may require additional growers in future and are interested in talking with growers who are willing to be part of a controlled production and marketing system. If you are interested please contact us with some details about your business.

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