Wilderness Poets Sweet Organic Mesquite Powder, 8 Ounce
Gluten-free flour and spice- used in baked good. Low glycemic sweetene. Nutritious smoothie powde. Hot or cold malty drink. Ingredient in raw truffles, desserts, sprinkle in yogurt, porridge
Wilderness Poets Sweet Mesquite Powder is a naturally sweet, malty, unique treat. Mesquite is a staplefood of the Southwest Native American desert diet. This leguminous pod has been consumed and used in a myriad of ways for thousands of years. Reminiscent of caramel and molasses, mesquite makes a delicious addition to many of your favorite foods: Gluten-free Flour and Spice- blended into baked goods Low glycemic Sweetener Nutritious Smoothie powder Hot or cold Malty drinks Ingredient in Raw Truffles, Desserts Sprinkle in Yogurt, Porridge Besides being a highly versatile food, Mesquite Powder provides a number of health benefits: 1. Its nutrient-rich. Mesquite Powder contains significant amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and calcium. 2. Its high in protein. Mesquite Powder contains anywhere from 11 to 17 percent protein, and also provides lysine, which is commonly lacking in other flours. 3. Its a gluten free flour. Mesquite powder, aslo known as 'Mesquite flourcan be used in baking recipes by blending it with grain or rice flour using about 30 percent mesquite to 70 percent other flours. The flour adds a sweet, nutty taste, even when eaten raw, which makes it a delicious way to make gluten-free treats. 4. It has a low glycemic index. Medical studies have found that despite its sweetness, mesquite is highly effective in controlling and stabilizing blood sugar levels. Because its sugar is in the form of fructose, which does not require insulin for metabolism, mesquite helps maintain a constant blood sugar level for a sustained period of time. Adding a tablespoon of mesquite powder to your drink may help to stave off hunger for about 4 to 6 hours. With a glycemic index of 25 and a high percentage (25 percent ) of dietary fiber, it digests more slowly than many grains, preventing sharp rises and falls in blood sugar. Blending mesquite with other flours thus helps to lower the glycemic load of high carb foods.