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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 Probiotic powder?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. The Queen Garnet Probiotic contains 10 billion Good Bacteria per 3g serve along with a diverse spectrum of vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre, antioxidants and enzymes. The Queen Garnet Probiotic powder can be used to help regulate digestion and has a soft, sherbet texture and pleasant taste.

How do you use the Probiotic powder?

Take one teaspoon per day before a meal. Simply dissolve in your mouth, mix with cold water or blend into a recipe. You can find inspiration here.


Why does the Probiotic require refrigeration?

The Queen Garnet Probiotic powder has been manufactured and packed in such a way that normal heat is not detrimental to the product. However, once the product has been opened, temperature can affect the contents, so we ask all customers to refrigerate the Probiotic once the seal has been broken.

Does the Probiotic contain anthocyanin?

Our Queen Garnet Probiotic is a probiotic containing freeze dried Queen Garnet powder which is high in anthocyanin.

What is the difference between QG Nectar and the Queen Garnet Probiotic powder?

QG Nectar contains 100 percent Queen Garnet and allows you to enjoy the health benefits of the Queen Garnet all year round. The Queen Garnet Probiotic powder also contains Queen Garnet powder, and is designed to introduce beneficial bacteria to your gut.

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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