Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) is a tree native to Western Australia best known for its aromatic oil and timber, used in the production of incense, perfumes and cosmetics.
Crack open the outer shell for the soft edible fruit/nut inside. The golden-brown fruits, 15–20 mm in diameter, have a thin fleshy layer which can be dried and stored. Sandalwood nuts are delicious when seasoned and roasted. The nuts also produce high quality oil, which some Aboriginal people use as liniment on aching joints.
Sandalwood fruit/nuts are a popular food of the emu, which swallows them whole. Emus are important in dispersing sandalwood nuts, with their dung creating ready-made planter pots for young seedlings.
Approx 43 seeds per 100gm
The listed weight is the shipping weight.