Santalum spicatum, our beloved native Sandalwood trees, are the only true Sandalwood variety that produces an edible nut. With 38% omega-9 oils, 17% protein, 17% fibre, with less than 1% carbohydrates, these nutrient dense nuts long been a part of the Indigenous Australian diet, are perfect for use in the kitchen! Whether for sweet or savoury, Sandalwood nuts are indeed the perfect alternative for use in recipes that calls for nuts. More significantly, Sandalwood nuts are incredibly rich in a rare fatty acid known as ximenynic acid, which is well known to be an anti-inflammatory agent and a youth enhancing ingredient in skincare.
Enjoy the gluten and dairy free recipe below or go wild and get creative with making up your own signature dish with the delicious Australian Sandalwood nuts.
Sandalwood Bliss Balls
2 Cups Australian Sandalwood Nuts
2 Cups Desiccated Coconut
¼ tsp Cinnamon
10 Medjool Dates (pitted)
2 tsp Latte Mix
2 tsp Honey
Apply to blender & blitz.
Roll into balls, chill, and serve.
Then enjoy with a sparkling or your favourite choice of beverage. These morish Sandalwood nut bliss balls are indeed a perfect delicacy to incorporate as part of your Christmas feast.