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Mesquite Meal, 6oz
Our organic mesquite flour is a nutritious powder with a sweet, nutty flavor, suitable for use in baking or as a seasoning on food and in drinks. The flour is ground from the seed pods of the mesquite plant, also known as algorroba, a leguminous plant found in arid areas around the world. In desert areas of the Americas, mesquite seed pods have long been used as a food source by the indigenous peoples. Today, mesquite powder is proving to be a versatile food with a high nutritional and flavor value. Because mesquite flour is ground from the entire pod, including the seed, it is high in protein (11-17%). It is also rich in lysine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and dietary fiber. Mesquite is also highly effective in balancing blood sugar.
Lucuma, Powder, 5oz
The lucuma fruit tree or “La Lacuma” originally comes from the dry, subtropical region of the Peruvian Andean coastal valleys, although it now also grows in Ecuador and Chile at elevations between 1,000 to 2,400 meters. While the fresh fruit remains difficult to source outside of its local region, it is now readily available in dried powder form. The tree’s nutritious, round, orange-centered fruit is becoming well known for its sweetness, especially among raw food proponents. It also has especially high concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, Vitamins C and B3, fiber, iron and other valuable nutrients. In terms of the Lacuma fruit’s sugar content, the percentage amount present in the dried pulp from mature Lacuma fruit is: 8.4% glucose, 4.7% fructose, 1.7% sucrose, and 0.06% inositol. In its raw powder form, Lacuma fruit can be used as a natural and nutritious sweetener, and it is an excellent flavoring for ice...