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Tripping On Fruit Acid: Far-Out

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QUANDONG / (kwon-dong) / n. / 1. Also called Santalum acuminatum, a small shrub that is native to the arid regions of Australia that possesses dark leathery leaves and bears an edible fruit; / n. / 2. Commonly referred to as the desert peach, a sweet red fleshy fruit that contains very high levels of vitamin C; / n. / 3. An oil-rich kernel within the fruit of Santalum acuminatum with high levels of essential fatty acids and santalbic acid, an anti-inflammatory that is traditionally used to treat itchy scalp and scaly skin, e.g., “Get your antioxidant boost from quandong and have flake-free hair and smooth radiant skin to show for it.”

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