- Mesquite powder 1 pound
Our organic mesquite flour is a nutritious powder with a sweet, nutty flavor, suitable for use in baking or as a seasoning on food and in drinks. The flour is ground from the seed pods of the mesquite plant, also known as algorroba, a leguminous plant found in arid areas around the world. In desert areas of the americas, mesquite seed pods have long been used as a food source by the indigenous peoples. Today, mesquite powder is proving to be a versatile food with a high nutritional and flavor value. Because mesquite flour is ground from the entire pod, including the seed, it is high in protein (11?17%). It is also rich in lysine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and dietary fiber. Mesquite is also highly effective in balancing blood sugar. Because its sugar is in the form of fructose, which does not require insulin for metabolism, mesquite helps maintain a constant blood sugar level for a sustained period of time. It supports the diet of diabetics, and helps maintain a healthy insulin system in others.