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Organic Mesquite Powder
Our Raw Mesquite Powder comes from the mesquite trees of Peru, where it is picked and dried at low temperatures to preserve vital nutrients. Mesquite powder is a great source of vitamins and minerals like calcium, fiber, protein, and amino acids. Our Raw Mesquite Powder satisfies hunger and helps to stabilize blood sugar.
The Nutritional Benefits of Raw Mesquite Powder
Our Raw Mesquite (pronounced mess-keet) Powder is a nutritional powerhouse. It is a great source of essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, sulfur, and the amino acid lysine. It is also rich in calcium and magnesium, which made it a great supplement for good bone health.
Mesquite powder helps to satisfy hunger and stabilize blood sugar, making it a wonderful aid to diabetics or those who want to control weight. The sugars in our Organic Raw Mesquite Powder take the form of fructose, which does not require insulin for metabolism. The soluble fiber and galactomannin gum in our Raw Mesquite Powder slows the absorption of vital nutrients, allowing for blood sugar stability throughout the day. Mesquite powder has a glycemic index of 25 and is comprised of 25% dietary fiber.
About Our Raw Mesquite Powder
Our Raw Mesquite Powder is sourced from mesquite pods and seeds that were picked and dried at low temperatures to preserve the health benefits of this unique superfood. The mesquite tree is native to dry, arid regions like Argentina, Peru, and the Southwest United States. The mesquite tree yields edible beans that have been used by Native Americans for centuries as a primary source of nutrition. Indigenous people to the harsh climates of North and South America enjoyed mesquite as a sweetener, dessert beverage, and a fermented alcohol drink. Mesquite was so revered in early Native American tribes that it was used as a source of currency to barter with other tribes. Today, many people wonder if the increase in cases of diabetes in Native American tribes is due to the decrease of mesquite in their diet.
Our Raw Mesquite Powder comes from pods and seeds that are dried at low temperatures and then ground into a fine powder that blends easily with liquids, smoothies, or energy bars. Mesquite has a mild, sweet flavor, with hints of molasses, caramel, and chocolate, and is a great compliment to cacao, vanilla, and maca. Mesquite powder makes a wonderful ingredient in drinks, raw desserts, energy bars, and baked goods. Mesquite powder adds thickness and sweetness to many foods and can also be used as a flavoring in coffee or tea.
If cared for properly, our Raw Mesquite Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product:
- Avoid exposure to heat. The powder will remain fresh if stored at room temperature or below.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
- Squeeze all of the air out of the bag before sealing.
- Seal the bag tightly after each use.
- Store the powder in a dry place, and avoid all contact with moisture.
We package all of our superfood powders in all-natural brown kraft bags, each with a resealable zipper across the top. Each bag has a thin metal lining, which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria.
While printed plastic bags with clear windows may look beautiful, studies have shown that the toxins contained in the plastic are absorbed by food that is in direct contact with the plastic. Foods that are raw and all-natural, like superfood powders, are even more susceptible to this type of contamination than processed foods.
South American Mesquite
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While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Raw Mesquite Powder may include:
- May be effective in stabilizing blood sugar levels
- Low glycemic index
- Many consumers find that it satisfies hunger for a long period of time
- Contains high levels of dietary fiber
- Contains bio-available protein
- Contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals
- Studies have shown that it may enhance bone strength
- May be beneficial in increasing energy and endurance
- May help to maintain a healthy insulin system
- May be beneficial to the nervous system
- May be helpful in supporting a healthy immune system
- May help to cleanse the digestive system
- May be effective in promoting cardiovascular health
- Low in fat
- Studies have shown that it contains compounds that may have anti-fungal properties
- May be useful in alleviating headaches and migraines
The recommended daily usage is 1-2 teaspoons.
As with all superfood powders, listen to your body, as you may find that either a smaller or higher intake is more suitable to your body. We recommend that you start with the recommended daily amount, and, if desired, gradually increase or decrease your daily consumption.
This powder blends well with juice, rice or soy milk, and yogurt, or can be added to your favorite smoothie. It can also be mixed into your homemade energy bars. While you can add this powder to a variety of recipes, raw food enthusiasts avoid cooking or heating in order to preserve the food's nutritional value.
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