Riberries | Syzygium Luehmannii

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Harvest Of The Riberries

Welcome to the sun-drenched days of summer, where the streets of Sydney come alive with the vibrant hues of Riberry-laden Small Leaved Lilli Pilli trees. These bountiful trees, scattered across the city as ornate street and garden fixtures, herald the festive season with their lush, red berries. While many may overlook the velvety carpet of Riberries beneath their feet, we at Trolley'd recognise their hidden culinary potential and remarkable nutritional value.

Refreshing Riberry cocktail garnished with a twist, served in an elegant glass, showcasing the vibrant red hue of Trolley'd's signature Riberry syrup

Bursting with a unique blend of tart, spicy flavors, Riberries are akin to cranberries but with a delightful twist of cloves and cinnamon. Our healthier trees are rich in aromatic isolates like myrcene, pinene, limonene, and phellandrene, infusing the berries with complex, layered essences.

At Trolley'd, we've dedicated the season to handpicking these gems, ensuring not a single Riberry goes to waste. Our foraged treasures are the soul of our bespoke gin and the heart of our delectable syrups, crafted to elevate your party season to new heights of flavor and festivity.

Unleash your inner mixologist with our Riberry-infused cocktail kits, perfect for shaking things up at home. Follow us on Instagram for more inspiration and dive into our drink recipes to discover the vibrant world of Riberry cocktails with Trolley'd.

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Riberries (Syzygium luehmannii): An Australian Culinary Treasure

Common Names:

  • Riberry
  • Lilly Pilly

Folk Names:

  • Clove Lilli Pilli
  • Small Leaved Lilly Pilly

Botanical Family:

  • Myrtaceae

Native Habitat:

Riberries are native to the subtropical rainforests of eastern Australia, predominantly thriving along the coastal belt of Queensland and New South Wales. These vibrant fruits grow on evergreen trees that flourish in well-drained, fertile soils.

Toxicity & Allergens:

Riberries are generally safe for consumption with no known toxicity. However, individuals with specific food sensitivities should try them cautiously.

Traditional Uses:

Riberries have been a significant part of the diet of Australia’s First Nations peoples for thousands of years. Traditionally, they have been consumed both fresh and in cooked forms. Indigenous Australians also used Riberries for their medicinal properties to treat various ailments.


Rich in essential nutrients, Riberries are a potent source of vitamin C, anthocyanins, and folate. They also contain high levels of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, making them not only delicious but also beneficial for health.


The Riberry has been a staple in the diet of Indigenous Australians for centuries. Its use has evolved over time, from traditional bush food to a cherished ingredient in contemporary Australian cuisine.

Powers & Magical Uses:

In Aboriginal culture, Riberries are not just food; they hold a deeper spiritual significance. They are often associated with healing, rejuvenation, and a deep connection to the earth and its cycles.


We at Trolley'd pay our respects to the First Nations peoples of Australia, the traditional custodians of the land where Riberries grow. We recognise their enduring relationship with these lands and their continuous cultural practices involving these native plants.


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