Desert Oak

Acacia coriacea, a variety of wattle seed.


The Desert Oak Wattleseed of culinary use is always roasted and ground, a process that gives it an appetizing coffee-like aroma and roasted pork-like taste.


Usage Suggestions

Desert Oak flavors ice-cream and desserts

Used with other spices such as Coriander Seed, Desert Oak imparts a pleasant, barbecued taste to meats and full-flavored seafood such as Salmon and Tuna.

NOTE: There are only a small number of edible wattles, the others being poisonous, therefore the gathering of one’s own Wattleseed should only be conducted under expert guidance.

Botanical Name Acacia coriacea, a variety of wattle seed.
Common Names Wirewood, Dogwood , Wiry Wattle. (Called desert oak as it resembles certain species of Hakea and Grevillea in appearance). Not to be confused with the Casuarina Allocasuarina decaisneana which is also called Desert Oak.