Mesquite comes from the high desert plains of northern Peru. When fully ripened, the mesquite pods are picked, then gently dried at low-temperatures and milled into a fine powder, ensuring all of the vital nutrients of this superfood remain intact. Mesquite Powder is a great source of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, fiber, protein, and amino acids. Its delicious sweet taste and low glycemic index helps to satisfy hunger, and stabilize blood sugar, making it an ideal sweetener. Add to smoothies, raw desserts, or energy bars.
The word “superfood’ is a term we use when a specific food contains nutrient-rich properties that can improve health. This doesn’t mean that the food contains magical powers that can cure a disease, rather that the properties are healthy when added to a balanced diet. Mesquite is a high-protein, highly nutritious food, rich in iron, lysine, manganese, potassium, and zinc. Studies have shown that diets rich in potassium, an essential mineral and electrolyte, can help to prevent stroke and high blood pressure, and increase bone mineral density. Mesquite powder is also low on the glycemic index, which can help to keep blood sugars controlled, and is gluten-free. In addition, it is a good source of soluble fiber, tannins, inulin, and mucilaginous polysaccharide gums that can help maintain blood sugar control.