Mesquite Powder Organic 200gRegular price $9.95 Save $-9.95
Power up with Morlife’s Organic Mesquite Powder. Mesquite (Prosopis pallida) originates from the Mesquite trees of Peru, its pods have been dried and used by Native Americans for centuries thanks to its nutritional goodness.
- Gluten Free
- Vegan & Vegetarian friendly
- Source of Iron
- Source of Fibre
More than just a staple food, with a subtle sweetness, Mesquite powder contains 15% of your recommended dietary intake of iron in just 1 serve which supports energy production*. It also contains a source of fibre & is gluten free and vegan. With its rich molasses-like taste, it is ideal to naturally sweeten smoothies or juices and even baking and cooking.
*When consumed in conjunction with a healthy, varied diet.
Mix 1 heaped tbsp. (10g) of Morlife Organic Mesquite Powder into smoothies, juices, yoghurt or protein shakes. Alternatively, add to puddings, desserts and in baking, as required, or in savory dishes for a subtly sweet and smokey flavour.
Mesquite Powder — More Useful than you Think
Many people associate mesquite with barbecues because it’s commonly added to sauces and the wood from mesquite trees is often used to add a sweet flavour to meat from the smoke it produces. However, it has many more uses than that, including as a natural and healthy sweetener for other food and drink.
Mesquite trees are native to South America, where the wood was used to build boats and the south-west of the United States where Native Americans used the ground pods as a sweetener and for flour. The trees thrive anywhere that’s hot and dry, also being found here in Australia as well as in dry regions of Africa and Asia.
Where to Buy Mesquite Powder and its Benefits
Mesquite comes in three varieties, with flavours ranging from smokey to sweet and the sweeter types most commonly being used as health supplements. They’re produced from the pods of the mesquite tree, the beans inside being ground to make the powder that we sell.
For those needing to avoid gluten, mesquite powder is the perfect answer because it’s free of gluten and contains up to 30% protein in the form of lysine. It’s also high in soluble fibre that aids digestion maintains a healthy gut and boosts the immune system.
The presence of zinc also helps to boost the immune system while mesquite’s anti-fungal properties play a part in keeping your body healthy. There’s also omega-3 fatty acids to lower inflammation and help avert other problems, calcium to build strong bones, potassium for water regulation and magnesium that aids enzyme production as well as helping with relaxation and mental health.
Copper and iron are also present to prevent anaemia while the presence of lots of fibre slows the absorption of sugar and gives mesquite a low glycemic index of 25. Because of this, it does not cause spikes in blood sugar levels and so is perfect for diabetics and those with other blood sugar issues since it reduces or prevents the need for insulin.
Mesquite Powder — Where to Buy It and How to Use It
The answer to the question ‘where can I buy mesquite powder?’ is easy. It’s now become so popular and commonly used that it’s available from all good health food shops, from many main-stream stores and here online at Morlife.
Our mesquite powder is 100% organic and made from the purest ingredients. Use it as a low sugar, natural sweetener in drinks or take advantage of its distinct caramel-like taste to add flavour to smoothies. Also add it to pancakes and stews, to various sweet and savoury recipes, or to anything you think will benefit from its unique flavour.
Mesquite powder is a tremendous source of fibre, protein and various minerals and vitamins. There are no known side-effects, it’s totally safe to use, and it’s a healthy alternative to sugar. If in doubt, give it a try because it certainly won’t do any harm and has the potential to make a tremendous improvement to your health.Read Less
100% Organic Mesquite Powder
Packed in a facility that processes products containing soy, dairy and tree nuts.