ORGANIC RAW MESQUITE POWDER, 227g

Cold-Processed * Organic * Gluten-Free * Vegan

Product code: 8 94932 002146

A traditional food of Native Americans, mesquite powder is made from collecting the ripened seed pods of the mesquite tree, and grinding into fine powder. It has a sweet, nutty, caramel-like flavor, making it ideal for desserts and for use as a natural sweetener.

Mesquite powder is a high protein powder, rich in the essential amino acid lysine. Lysine is a protein building block and plays a major role in calcium absorption, building muscle and helping the body to recover from injury. Mineral rich mesquite powder contains healthy amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, while remaining very low in sodium and fat.

The high rate of dietary fiber causes the nutrients in mesquite to be absorbed slowly preventing the spikes and valleys in blood sugar. With a glycemic index of 25, mesquite requires a longer time to digest then many grains. The digestive time for mesquite is to 4 to 6 hours unlike wheat that digests in 1 to 2 hours. These factors result in a food that maintains a constant blood sugar for a sustained time and as a result prevents hunger.

Mesquite is great in raw desserts. Although it can be used as flour in baking, unlike most flours, it does not require cooking to taste great! Mesquite powder once again adds flavor, but also helps raw cookies, balls, and crusts bind together. Mesquite is also delicious used either in place of or alongside raw cacao/cocoa powder. In cooked desserts, you can substitute up to half* the flour in a recipe with mesquite powder for added flavor and nutrition.

 

Product features

  • Certified organic, 100% raw, cold-processed (dried at low temperature), gluten-free, vegan, kosher and low glycemic.
  • Product of Argentina and Peru..
  • High protein powder, rich in the essential amino acid lysine (a protein building block)
  • Source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, while remaining very low in sodium and fat.
  • With its sweet, molasses-like flavor, with occasional hints of caramel, mesquite is perfect and excellent addition to smoothies, used in cooked or raw desserts, or stirred into food or drinks for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • With its also smoky, malty taste, mesquite pairs very well with chocolate and vanilla flavors in desserts and ice-cream.
  • Works well as a partial flour substitute for an aromatic and unique flavor in sweet and savory recipes.

Ingredient: Organic raw mesquite powder

ORGANIC RAW LUCUMA POWDER, 227g

Cold-Processed * Organic * Gluten-Free * Vegan

Product code: 8 13313 013366

A delicious powder derived from an exotic fruit native to the highlands of Peru, Chile and Ecuador. Honored spiritually and culturally, lucuma was once known as the “Gold of the Incas” for its yellow-orange colour as well as the value of its powerful properties. The taste is described as maple or caramel to pumpkin-like. The pulp of the lucuma fruit is dehydrated to produce the lucuma powder, or flour, which is marketed primarily as a flavoring. Today in South America, lucuma rivals chocolate and vanilla for top ice-cream and desserts flavors.

Lucuma provides 14 essential trace elements, including a considerable amount of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Per 100 grams, it contains 87 grams of carbohydrates, 2.3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 2.4 grams of total fat content. It also has 92 milligrams of calcium per 100 grams to keep your bones and teeth strong.

Lucuma has been used for centuries in South America for its medicinal properties, according to a report from the Third World Network. Rutgers University conducted a study that evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of lucuma extract on wound healing and skin aging. Results of the trial determined that lucuma significantly increased wound closure and promoted tissue regeneration. The report of the study concluded that lucuma may have anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin-repair effects on human skin.

Lucuma powder is ideal for making gourmet ice cream products, nutritional supplements and functional beverages because it helps combine and emulsify fats and oils with sugars and polysaccharides. Lucuma also makes healthy baby food.

 

Product features

  • Certified organic, 100% raw, cold-processed (dried at low temperature), gluten-free, vegan, kosher and low glycemic.
  • Gently ground to create a fine powder easily blended with additional flavors and ingredients.
  • Product of Peru.
  • Source of antioxidants, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals (including beta carotene, iron and niacin) necessary for bodily functions and of benefit to the immune system.
  • Distinctively sweet and fragrant taste that provides a natural sweetening to desserts without increasing your blood sugar levels. While it has a sweet maple-like taste, lucuma is quite low in calories, sodium and fat, with no saturated or trans fat. This makes lucuma a great substitute for “diet” sweeteners.
  • Great ingredient to be added to any beverage, smoothie, yogurt, granola, pudding, raw chocolates (creating a milk-like chocolate consistency and flavor), pastry, baking cakes, cookies, pies etc. to fortify the nutritional content of your desserts.

Ingredient: Organic Lucuma Powder