There are about 60 species of saltbush in Australia and around 250 throughout the world, however not all of them are edible.

As its name suggests, saltbush is a hardy saline-tolerant plant. A member of the Chenopodiaceae subfamily, it grows in Australia’s dry areas, preferring warm climates without a lot of rainfall. In the right conditions, saltbush can grow up to three metres high and up to five metres wide.