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Organic Mesquite Powder

SKU: 474

Raw Organic Mesquite Powder from Peru. Traditional Native American food with a very low GI and a high mineral content.

    • Country of Origin


    • Food tags

      • Cane Sugar Free
      • Gluten Free
      • Dairy Free
      • Low GI
      • Vegan
    • Nutrition Facts

      Serving size 10g

        PER SERVE PER 100G
      Energy 159kj 1590kj
      Protein 1.6g 16.0g
      Fat-total 0.34g 3.4g
         - saturated 0g 0g
      Carbohydrate-total 8g 80g
         - sugars 4.4g 44g
         - dietary fiber 3.6g 36g
      Sodium 0.5mg 5mg
      Iron 1.8mg 18mg
      Calcium 52mg 520mg
      Magnesium 14mg 140mg
      Zinc 0.3mg 3mg
    • More Info

      Used as a staple food for centuries by desert dwellers, this high protein meal contains good quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, and is rich in the amino acid lysine as well. Its low GI of 25 helps maintain stable blood sugar levels. Mesquite flour not only stabilises blood sugar but it also tastes great: sweet with a slightly nutty wild flavour and a hint of caramel. It blends well into smoothies or other drinks, especially those made with Cacao and Maca.

    • How to use

      Sweet and caramel-like, Mesquite makes a great addition to cakes, ice cream and lots of other desserts. It's also fantastic sprinkled on your favourite breakfast cereal, or used in smoothies to give a certain depth and roundness of flavour.

    • Growing and Processing

      Mesquite meal is a traditional Native American food produced by gathering ripened seed-pods from the mesquite tree (a relative of the Acacias) and grinding them into a fine powder.