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Blue Lilly Pilly (Syzygium Oleosum)

The Blue Lilly Pilly is often found in rainforest regions along the east coast of Australia. The fleshy, crunchy fruit is mild in sweetness and can be eaten raw or turned into jams, jellies, sauces or syrups. Aboriginal people have been known to also turn the fruit into medicinal pulp to treat sore ears.

Berries start out red and develop blue hues as they ripen. Reaching up to 25mm in diameter, these round fruits grow in small clusters and bear a distinctive cross- or bellybutton-shaped figure at the end.