Most commonly used in the modern world as an alternative sweetener, the ancient mesquite powder is sourced from the seed pods of the Mesquite plant which originates from Peru. Mesquite powder has an incredible mineral profile, containing high amounts of zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and the amino acid lysine – which also aids in the absorption of calcium. It is also very high in protein and dietary fibre, making it effective in stabilising blood sugar levels and improving digestion.
It has a subtly sweet, nutty, caramely flavour and goes fantastically in smoothies, deserts, sweet breads and.. our favourite cacao omelette as pictured below (recipe from theholisticingredient.com). As always, try to source your mesquite powder from an organic and sustainable brand – we love Loving Earth!