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Wilderness Poets Mesquite Powder is a naturally sweet, malty, unique treat! Mesquite is a staple food of the Southwest Native American desert diet. This leguminous pod has been consumed and used in a myriad of ways for thousands of years.

Reminiscent of caramel and molasses, mesquite makes a delicious addition to many of your favorite foods:
  • Gluten-free Flour & Spice- blended into baked goods
  • Low glycemic Sweetener
  • Nutritious Smoothie powder
  • Hot or cold Malty drinks
  • Ingredient in Raw Truffles, Desserts
  • Sprinkle in Yogurt, Porridge

Besides being a highly versatile food, Mesquite Powder
provides a number of health benefits:
1. It's nutrient-rich. Mesquite Powder contains significant amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and calcium.
2. It's high in protein. Mesquite Powder contains anywhere from 11 to 17 percent protein, and also provides lysine, which is commonly lacking in other flours.
3. It's a gluten free flour. Mesquite powder, also known as Mesquite flour, can be used in baking recipes by blending it with grain or rice flour using about 30% mesquite to 70% other flours. The flour adds a sweet, nutty taste, even when eaten raw, which makes it a delicious way to make gluten-free treats.
4. It has a low glycemic index. Medical studies have found that despite its sweetness, mesquite is highly effective in controlling and stabilizing blood sugar levels. 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. Adding a tablespoon of mesquite powder to your drink may help to stave off hunger for about 4 to 6 hours. With a glycemic index of 25 and a high percentage (25%) of dietary fiber, it digests more slowly than many grains, preventing sharp rises and falls in blood sugar. Blending mesquite with other flours thus helps to lower the glycemic load of high carb foods. This is good news for diabetics, weight watchers or those who want to eat healthier.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

What is Mesquite?
Wilderness Poets Mesquite Powder is made from the fully ripe, large, bean-like seed pods of the mesquite tree, also known as Algorroba (Prosopis juliflora). Once harvested, the pods are low-temperature dried and ground to a fine powder.

The Mesquite tree is a desert plant that grows in parts of South America and in the United States in the southwest. It is a sustainable desert food crop that is adapted to the water scarce environment. It fixes nitrogen in the soil, and can thrive with minimal inputs. Throughout history, it has been used by Native Americans medicinally for ailments ranging from a sore throat to a broken bone, and has been used for fuel, timber...and even served as a currency for barter!

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INGREDIENTS: Organic Mesquite Powder

USDA Organic, No Sugar, No Dairy or Lactose, No Soy, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, No Trans Fat, No Cholesterol

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