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Organic Raw Mesquite Powder 16oz
Consisting of the dried and ground seeds and pods of the Mesquite tree, this low-glycemic superfood sweetener is a nutritional powerhouse with a robust, caramel-tinted smoky sweetness. Mesquite is a flavorful and unique low-glycemic whole food sweetener.
Mesquite is an amazing low glycemic. mineral rich, protein packed, sweet superfood with a multitude of uses. Our Organic Raw Mesquite Powder is made from the entire pod from the mesquite tree, include the protein rich seed. Mesquite is native to South America, North America, Africa, and Southern Asia and has been used by the indigenous of these regions for centuries. Native Americans consumed this plant for thousands of years by grinding the mesquite pods into a fine flour using hand made mortar and pestle tools they used it as a flour for cooking, as a sweetener, and as a base for fermented drinks. Native Americans used to make dried mesquite cakes to bring with them during long journeys and hunts by mixing the raw mesquite powder with water and sun drying them into patties. The ground up pod with seeds is high in fiber, iron, calcium, lysine, zinc, potassium, and manganese. It is also high in protein, consisting of around 17% protein by volume.
The natural sugars in raw organic mesquite powder, also known as mesquite flour, are beneficial to the diet of diabetics due to the sugars in mesquite being composed of fructose, which does not require insulin for the body to metabolize. This unique natural whole food sweetener helps maintain a constant blood sugar level, providing delicious sweet flavor without spiking and crashing blood sugar levels. The glycemic index of mesquite is 25 and it is high in dietary fiber, meaning this superfood metabolizes and digests slower than most grains which helps prevent blood sugar crashes and spikes. Its use by the Native Americans may have contributed to their low rates of diabetes – the rates of diabetes drastically increased in certain tribes whose diet changed with the introduction of wheat flour in place of their traditional mesquite flour preparations. The ability of this low glycemic natural sweetener to regulate blood sugar makes it a perfect addition to a healthy diet and an amazing gluten free superfood flour substitute
Our wholesale mesquite powder has a robust nutty, caramel mocha flavor with accents of cinnamon. The amazing flavor and sweetness synergizes wonderfully with raw cacao and makes this superfood an incredible raw low glycemic sweetener. This is a great addition to smoothies, superfood elixers, and raw desserts. Our premium Organic Raw Mesquite Powder is also perfect for baking- this powder can be substituted up to 50% for other flours to make gluten free cakes, muffins, cookies, and desserts. This can also be used as a flour to make delicious, sweet gluten free pancakes and tortillas. The molasses-like flavor of this mineral rich treat makes it a great flavor enhancer and sweetener for coffee, teas, yogurt, raw energy bars, chocolate, and smoothies.
Our wholesale organic raw mesquite is grown in the deserts of Peru by small family farmers. Our organic mesquite pods are hand harvested from the mesquite trees when they reach maturity, then air dried at low temperature below (46°C) and ground into a fine flour.