Used as power food for centuries by the desert dwellers of South America, Organic Mesquite is a nourishing, gluten-free flour with a mild, molasses-and-caramel flavor that blends well into everything from smoothies to baking recipes. Mesquite is a hearty tree that survives in the driest climates and is traditionally thought to bring strength to those who consume it.
Organic Mesquite powder's powerful, nutrient dense seeds supply protein, fiber and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc plus the amino acid lysine. With a low-glycemic index of 25, this ancient superfood is perfect for adding sweetness without spiking blood sugar. Try it as a healthy replacement for flour in recipes like pancakes, muffins, breads, cookies and chocolates!
At Essential Living Foods, we are proud to collaborate with indigenous people, expanding sustainable agriculture around the world. In the desert highlands of Peru where very little grows, the mighty mesquite tree has always been an ally of the indigenous people, offering shade and nourishment while protecting precious soil.
Today the mesquite tree also provides a sustainable livelihood, creating income for the locals who harvest and process the tree's pods into a nourishing flour that they share with the world.