5 Reasons to Love Mesquite Powder

1. Smooth Flavor

Native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, mesquite trees produce edible pods (typically ground to powder) that have a mild, lightly-sweet taste with hints of caramel and molasses.

2. Low-Glycemic Sweetener

Mesquite scores low on the glycemic index, making it a great choice for diabetics. Mix it into tea, coffee, yogurt or smoothies.

3. Gluten-Free Flour

Try adding it to raw recipes, or as a partial flour replacement in baked goods. Mesquite chocolate chip cookies anyone?

4. Dietary Fiber

Mesquite contains notable amounts of dietary fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and weight.

5. Packed with Minerals

Mesquite contains significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.


Mesquite wood was a preferred building material of the early Spaniards, who used it to build ships.



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