The Wattle tree comes in many varieties but the product we use is the Acacia Retinodes which is deemed completely safe for human consumption. (Not all are so please do not attempt to harvest your own.) The flavour of the ground seeds is nutty, roasted and coffee with a slight bitterness. The Wattleseed has a low glycaemic index, has high levels of zinc, magnesium and is one of only two known sources selenium in Australian flora. Selenium is essential for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and incredibly hard to obtain in our diets. There is some evidence to link Wattleseed to anti-tumour properties.
The seeds impart a wonderful nuttiness and savoury aspect to foods and increases the mouth feel and appeal of food. It is a flavour that is uncommon in modern western foods so gives a unique quality to foods and drinks.