Mesquite, also known as the "desert miracle", is a spiny deep-rooted shrub in the pea family and is known for its ability to withstand the harsh desert climates of the Americas. The nutritive seed pods that it produces can be dried and ground into a powder and is a healthy natural sweetener that has been used for centuries. Mesquite powder, or also called mesquite flour, has a naturally sweet molasses-like flavor with rich nutty hints similar to carob.
Mesquite is a unique, complex, vibrant flavor worth adding to a wide variety of culinary preparations; from baking to cooking, seasoning, and even barbeques. Since it is naturally sweet and high in fiber, it's a tasty addition to smoothies and "super" shakes. You may even consider reducing the amount of other sugars and sweeteners in your recipes when you use this amazing spice.
Mesquite flour is gluten-free, high in protein and it also has a high solute fiber content, meaning that unlike traditional white flours or sugars, it won’t cause blood sugar spikes making it a great option for diabetics. It also will actually help you feel fuller for longer. Additionally, mesquite powder provides a boost of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
Seed Pods & Wood / Cut & Sifted
Banana Split (raw, vegan)
Beer-Battered Mesquite Onion Rings
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mesquite Flour Tortillas
Pearsauce Streusel Bundt Cake
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