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For 2000 years, mesquite was a staple food of Native Americans from the Texas to California area, because mesquite trees thrive in arid climates where other crops wither. Mesquite pods were one of the most significant foods of the desert Apache, Pima, Cahuilla, Maricopa, Yuma, Mohave, and Hopi tribes. Like many other desert plants, the mesquite tree concentrates nutrients in its seeds to compensate for the harsh environment.
Mesquite powder can be added to your smoothies, desserts, ice cream or juices. It is a nice addition to many foods since it is a powder that possesses the aroma of caramel. Mesquite goes well with cocoa, maca, goji berries and coconut oil so let your imagination run wild in the creation of new and unique dishes! One idea is to heat milk with the powder to make a pseudo mesquite coffee!
Can be preserved in a cool, dry cupboard protected from light and humidity for up to 12 months.
The tree's flowers provide a nectar source for bees to produce mesquite honey, which has a characteristic flavour.