Mesquite is a traditional Native American food produced from the mesquite tree by grinding the tree and pods into a fine powder. Every part of the tree was beneficial to natives; branches were traditionally used as firewood, while the canopy was used as shelter. The pollen was used to make mesquite flavored honey. Its most popular use in the Americas today however is using wood from the tree to grill and smoke meat. Therefore, it is and has been used as a staple food flavoring for centuries in the Americas. It has a sweet, rich, molasses-like flavor with a hint of caramel, which blends well into smoothies or other drinks. Users have found it pairs well with cacao and maca powders. as well. Our mesquite is a finely ground raw powder for easier blending.
Mesquite Powder Benefits
Mesquite can be used as a flavoring or sweetener in your favorite recipes, it especially pairs well with cacao and maca. It is low on the glycemic index, making it beneficial for diabetics and makes a great alternative to regular sweeteners in baked goods and desserts. It is a low calorie, low carb powder that also contains vitamins and amino acids. This whole food powder is also a good source of dietary fiber at almost 10% per daily recommended value per 1 tsp serving.
Good source of Fiber
Mesquite Powder FAQs
Q: Are there any known side effects to using Mesquite powder daily?
A: Since it is not a drug, we are not aware of any side effects to using Mesquite powder daily.
Q: Is Mesquite safe or are there any special precautions for pregnant or breast-feeding women?
A: Mesquite is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken in amounts found in foods. As with any new source of vitamins and minerals in your diet, we recommend consulting your doctor if you are taking Mesquite as part of your daily nutritional regimen.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using Mesquite if you are pregnant or breast feeding. We recommend pregnant and nursing women avoid use or consult their doctor for complete approval prior to use.
Q: Why should I buy your mesquite powder over competitor brands?
A: Alovitox Mesquite powder is finely ground, so that it blends smoothly into any recipe. It adds thickness along with a sweet, rich molasses-like flavor.
Q: Do you have any suggested uses for Mesquite powder?
A: Finely ground mesquite powder can be added as a flavor enhancer or sweetener to many of your usual meals and beverages, i.e. smoothies, yogurt, granola, pudding, soups, stews and sauces for additional nutritional value. You can also add it to your favorite baking recipes for cakes, cookies, muffins, pies, etc to fortify the nutritional value (substitute 20 to 25% of flour with mesquite powder). You should also be able to reduce any added sugar your recipe calls for, as mesquite will add natural sweetness. As with any new source of vitamins and minerals in your diet, we recommend consulting your doctor, if you are makingmesquite part of your daily nutritional regimen..