Mesquite pods are among the earliest known foods of prehistoric man in the new world. Native Americans saw it as an integral part of their culture, and served it as food and used it to make medicinal tea. The seedpods are ground into flour, and are rich in protein content also containing L-lysine as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.
What makes Mesquite such an amazing superfood?
* The natural sweetness in the pods comes from fructose which doesn’t require insulin to be metabolised, making it safe for diabetics.
* Rich in dietary fibre, the nutrients in mesquite are absorbed slowly, effectively balancing blood sugar and preventing hunger.
* Mesquite is an excellent protein source at 17% protein, higher than nearly every grain and many nuts or seeds.
* The presence of L-Lysine supports the reduction of anxiety.
How to use Mesquite Powder
Mesquite has a sweet, slightly nutty flavour, with a hint of molasses. It can be used as a natural and nutritious sweetener in recipes and is an excellent flavouring for raw chocolates and smoothies. It can also be used in baking or as a seasoning on food.
Our Mesquite Powder is a whole food that is sustainably grown and harvested in the high desert plains of northern Peru. The ripe pods are picked, low-temperature dried, and milled into a fine soluble powder.