Certified organic Mesquite powder, residue controlled, exquisite top quality
Organic mesquite powder from the honey mesquite tree
Organic honey-mesquite powder is best vegan raw food from hot, dry areas of Peru (Prosopis glandulosa var. Glandulosa torr. Fabaceae). It consists of dried, powdered mesquite pods, for sweetening and as an excellent source of fiber.
The organic honey mesquite pods are slowly ground into fine mesquite powder below 40 °C.
In recent studies, mesquite powder was found to be extremely effective with diabetes in keeping blood sugar levels under control, despite its sweetness,. The sweetness of mesquite pods comes from natural fructose, which the body processes without insulin.
Even more than 2,000 years ago, the locals in South America appreciated this high-quality and nutritious food.
It is an ideal gluten-free flour substitute in soups or sauces, the taste is reminiscent of caramel.
Due to its slightly sweet flavor, Mesquite powder is also good for cakes or desserts.
Mesquite pods are rich in carbohydrates and have low moisture content, important properties for efficient harvesting, processing and storage. Mesquite pods contain about 32% sugar and 7% protein.
Mesquite is a leguminous shrub, subfamily of mimosa plants, with straight, strong spines and edible fruits (legumes, beans).
The nutritious pods are highly valued by the local population because they are rich in sugar and protein.
The hard wood of the tree has been used to make tools and musical instruments.
Mesquite powder is rich in
- Iron and
- Zinc, and the
- Essential amino acid lysine.
Its nutty-caramel sweetness makes it an ideal addition to cakes, desserts, smoothies, ice cream, bread, cocoa and chocolate
Ingredients: Mesquite natural powder from organic farming
Nutrition facts per 100g
- Energy 1591kJ / 380kcal,
- Fat 3,4g,
- Carbohydrates 36.0g,
- Protein 16,0g
The honey mesquite is widespread from Peru to Mexico.
The yellow-green leaves of the mesquite tree are a composite, so a single leaf consists of several small leaflets.
The cylindrical, cream-colored flower panicles also contain dozens of tiny flowers. The fruit is a bean or legume, slightly curved and 20-25 cm long. The fruit matures into a light or dark brown husk that envelops the seed or beans.
Everything of the mesquite tree is used
Historical records show that almost every part of the mesquite tree was in use.
The Pima Indians in southern Arizona called the mesquite "tree of life". Mesquite was a vital resource for food, fuel, medicines, and tooling. The pods served mainly as food. Most make mesquite flat cakes combined with other foods.
Mesquite should not be taken in too large portions because it swells in the stomach, a consequence of the high content of fiber and long-chain sugars.
Mesquite pods were pounded to powder with a mortar; mills do not work because the mass gets too sticky; the combination of mortar and pestle is the only effective means of grinding the pods.
The beans are extremely hard, you would lose your teeth, so the indigenous people roasted the beans with charcoal or in the hot desert sand to make them brittle enough to grind.
The Mesquite is still used in three ways: the flowers, the green pods and the dried pods.
The flowers are collected and either boiled or fried on heated stones, squeezed into balls and eaten. The green pods are crushed to juice with a mortar and pestle. The powder is moistened with water and made into a few centimeters thick flat bread that is dried for storage
Interesting applications for folk medicine purposes.
Mesquite resin, herb, roots and bark have always been applied.
The Mescalero Apaches used crushed leaves mixed with water and applied the mixture to the affected area, especially the eyes. The resin, a secretion that the tree sweats out in cracks of the bark was dissolved in water also applied to the eyes.
The cocopa cooked the inner bark in water and infused it with newborns.
Both mesquite resin and powdered mesquite bark have antiseptic properties.
The Pima have treated diarrhea with an infusion of mesquite roots or resin.
The astringent qualities of mesquite bark were also used by the Pima.