Mesquite powder is made from the dried seed pods of the mesquite tree, is a legume native to the South America. Its pods can be ground to form a sweet powder and also used as a natural sweetener in baking and various recipes requiring a hint of sweetness to increase the depth of flavor.

Mesquite powder is a high plant protein with a high soluble fiber content and high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc. It is considered a superfood and an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a food that helps the body adjust to stress and protects the body functions from stress hormones.

Mesquite
Mesquite

A natural sweetener, mesquite powder won’t cause insulin to metabolize. This is because the sugar of mesquite comes from fructose. Because of this characteristic, mesquite can help keep blood sugar levels at balanced levels for a longer time. It is also considered a good addition to any diabetic’s diet, aside from aiding in a healthy insulin response.

  • Part used
    Seeds
  • Origin
    Piura
  • Region
    Coast

Presentations

  • Powder
  • Seasonality

    Available
    • Jan
    • Feb
    • Mar
    • Apr
    • May
    • Jun
    • Jul
    • Aug
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Nov
    • Dec

    Uses and applications

    Add mesquite powder to homede Nut Milks, natural sweetener, Salad Dressings, Smoothies.

    Properties

    Contains these Minerals: Phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, silicon and calcium.
    Contains these Vitamins: Vitamin D and vitamins of group B, among which B1, B2 and B3 stand out.

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