If you know Carob, you'll love its protein-rich cousin, Mesquite.
Mesquite is a hearty tree that survives in the driest climates, and its
bean pods have been used as a power food for centuries by the
desert-dwellers of South America.
Our sweet, low-glycemic Mesquite powder adds fiber, protein, and
sweet caramel flavor to smoothies, desserts, and baking recipes. It's
perfect for gluten-free flour mixes, and its sweet, earthy flavor blends
well with cacao and maca drinks.
Mesquite contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, and
is also rich in the amino acid lysine. With 15% protein, it satisfies
hunger, and its high fiber levels (30%) make Mesquite is a slow-acting
carbohydrate — meaning it absorbs into the blood slower than
high-glycemic carbs, so it won't spike your blood sugar. It's also very
low in fat — only 3%. Mesquite also contains a host of phytochemicals
and antioxidants, including Quercetin, which is being studied for a wide
variety of health benefits, and Mesquite's high levels of lysine are a
perfect balance to the higher arginine levels found in wheat, nuts, and
Product of Argentina
- Gluten-free flour, perfect for baking (usually blended with other flours)
- Adds thickness, nutrition, and unique sweet flavor to smoothies, desserts, soups and more
- Sweet, earthy flavor, goes well with cacao, cinnamon, and a wide variety of fruits and nuts.
- Sustainably grown by indigenous desert communities