The Aboriginal community have always revered Moonbirds and by –
product as an essential food resources and is one of the main continuing
cultural gathering activities that the community still engages in when the
resource is available seasonally from mid to late autumn.
Moonbirds and by – product are a vital part of Aboriginal diet throughout
the winter period. Moonbirds are also harvested commercially by the
community, a few years ago the (C.S.I.R.O) Commonwealth – Scientific –
Industrial – Research – Organization studied and reported that the number
of Moonbirds being seasonally harvested at that time for dietary needs for
both personal and commercial use were well within sustainable limit’s. The
annual harvest figure’s reported at that time was between 200,000 and
300,000 birds annually. The C.S.I.R.O study also concluded that based on
the above figures, a threefold increase from the current level would still be
well within sustainable limits. Since this C.S.I.R.O study the annual harvest
of Moonbirds by the Aboriginal community has been further reduced to
between 100,000 and 130,000 birds annually.
The commercial operators have decreased the number further to ensure
the longevity and wellbeing for both the Moonbirds and community into
A NATURAL, NUTRITIVE SUPERFOOD
Essentially it has got everything (Pardon the Pun) but the fact is there is not
much nutritionally that Moonbird oil lacks naturally.
IT’S NUTRITIVE INDEX INCLUDES
A,E,C,D and most of B complex group.
Calcium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc,
Phosphorus and other trace elements.
MARINE OMEGA 3 ACIDS EPA AND DHA.
In beneficial proportions naturally.
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
MONO – UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS INCLUDING OLEIC ACID.
THE MEANING OF NATURAL IS PROBABLY BEST DESCRIBED AS:
EXISTING IN OR FORMED NATURALLY.
Moonbird oil and oil from a similar species is produced by the bird, and has
not been through any other extraction process such as mechanical, Chemical,
or heat forms of extraction. Therefore it’s potent nutritive properties can be
used with efficacy to provide a range of health benefits naturally.
Some animal, fish and bird species such as: polar species of Copepods, Polar
Bears, Salmon, Moonbirds and Snakes to name some, have the capacity to
store large amounts of energy reserves in their bodies. These sources of
energy reserves are used in times of critical need i.e. Epic migratory journeys
that involve breeding, migration, foraging for food, hibernation and also used
during times of food shortage.
Moonbird oil has ample properties that strongly support the immune system
naturally, it has vitamins, Anti – oxidants, minerals, marine omega 3 fatty acids
and essential amino acids.
NATURE’S NATURAL SUPERFOODS
Moonbirds are a variety of seabirds belonging to the Petrel family, they are
also known as Muttonbird – Yolla or Shearwaters. The scientific name for them
is Puffinus Tenuirostris. The Moonbird inhabits the shoreline and islands
around South Eastern Australia and more specifically around Tasmania and the
Bass Strait Island’s. Juvenile Moonbirds and by – product have always been a
part of the traditional diet and helped sustain and keep Aboriginal people in
good health and condition through long hard winters, this cultural practice of
gathering Moonbirds as a food resource for use over the winter period is as
vitally relevant today as it was yesterday.
By – product such as oil was, and still is taken orally, used dermally, as a rub
on, or massaged into muscles, as a liniment. Moonbird oil is one of nature’s
least known food oils and is also one of the few oils that does not involve an
extraction process that damages vital properties of the oil. In describing this oil
it could well be fair to say that it is peerless in both its natural nutritive index
Plant and marine life from our coldest ocean’s contain the most powerful of the Omega 3 family. Some forms of plant life from our ocean contain marine Omega 3’s. Minute fish species feed on this plant life and in turn get eaten by bigger fish. This cycle continues in the food chain and the level of Omegas 3’s accumulates in fish to useful proportions. Fish oil is derived from cold water fish species such as Mackerel – Tuna and salmon to name some, they also contain beneficial amount of marine Omega 3’s. Continue reading Omega 3’s from the Sea’s
Is a world that mankind is still discovering, understanding and appreciating the benefit’s it bestows upon us. For example the last 30 to 40 years has been one of excitement for the medical fraternity and discovering the health benefits that can be derived from cold water sea life, such as fish. Continue reading Below the Ocean Waves