An exotic Flavors Mix of Cinnamon, Chocolate and Coffee
Like many other desert plants, the mesquite tree super concentrates nutrients in its seeds to compensate for the harsh environment. Consequently, it is so nutritious and mineral-rich that many consider it a Superfood.
Mesquite powder is very high in magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, fiber, and digestible proteins (including lysine). It also acts as an antioxidant, and its glycemic index is low in spite of its sweet taste.
Used as either a gluten-free flour or a seasoning.
Lovely on Your Palate!
For 2000 years, Mesquite Flour was a staple food of Native Americans from Texas to California, because mesquite trees thrive in arid climates where other crops wither.
Mesquite pods were one of the most significant foods of the desert Apache, Pima, Cahuilla, Maricopa, Yuma, Mohave, and Hopi tribes.
The trees have small green leaves and yellow hanging seedpods. Mesquite Flour is made by washing the pods with water, sorting them for quality, milling and sieving the pods to isolate the most flavorful portion of the pods in the same fashion that Indians did for centuries using stone mortars.
The flour is 100% organic.
When the flour is heated in the oven, alone or in mixtures, a pleasant aroma appears that is somewhat similar to coconut. The most favorable and flavorful outcome occurs when it constitutes from 10 to 20% by weight of total mixture.