Sandalwood Nuts in the Kitchen

Date Posted:26 November 2021 

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.




Comments (1)

Sandalwood Nuts

By: on 26 November 2021
1. Can these be eaten like peanuts ? 2. Can the recipe vary( cannot eat coconut )

The Sandalwood Shop Response
Yes, the Sandalwood Nuts can be enjoyed on their own or added to a cheese platter as a great alternative to peanuts. The recipe in this article can be varied to suit your needs, there are many recipes on the internet without coconut. The Sandalwood Nuts can be used in these recipes as a substitute to other nuts.

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