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.
The Kitchn "Ingredient Spotlight Mesquite"
Wikipedia "Mesquite Flour"