While I ducked as my cousins, friends and I were throwing Mesquite pods at each other. The pods have a sharp needle type point on the end so if the hit you just right the prick you and hurt. Still, I would have never thought that some day I would be bringing anyone news of just how good Mesquite can be for us.
First of all it’s important to not that Mesquite is a super food native to South America and the southwestern United States. Researchers are now saying that Mesquite could have nutritional and medicinal powers worth exploring.
It would seem, they have found benefits of Mesquite powder for both health and weight loss.
Even though Mesquite is a plant native to South America and the Southwestern U.S. it can also be found in drier areas of Asia, Africa and Australia.
Something that you might not have known is that Mesquite has been used by native Americans as both flour and sweetener.
Mesquite powder is both high in fiber and has a low in glycemic index also having high mineral content and contains properties that are potentially anti-fungal and immune boosting. Mesquite also has a high protein percentage.
Mesquite powder also contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
So, if your looking for that next major super food find you some Mequite Powder or Mesquite Flour and start using it in your meals for all those added health benefits.
Until next time, Happy, Healthy Eating !