Ceratonia Siliqua

The mesquite tree (Ceratonia siliqua) is a perennial plant member of the botanical family of the Leguminosae, originated from the Mediterranean basin, in which it is found, since ancient times, as a spontaneous shrub and also as a crop.

Functionality

It is a super root with nutritional content rich in fiber, glucose, fructose and sucrose. It also has carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin C, E, minerals and potassium. Its properties balance the pH of the blood because it is an energetic food. It also enhances the immune system.

Mesquite powder has a high plant protein with a high content of soluble fiber and it is also high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.

Mesquite is an energizing food that has multiple benefits and it is used to treat respiratory problems, sore throats and digestive conditions such as diarrhea, indigestion, stomach and intestinal pain.

Benefits

Mesquite is very rich in protein and among its properties we found essential vitamins, as well as antioxidants and tannins that contain gallic acid, which is a powerful natural antiseptic, antiallergic and antibacterial.

  • It is beneficial to our intestinal flora.
  • Improves blood pressure.
  • Reduces cholesterol.
  • Rich in tannins, this is a powerful natural antioxidant.
  • Reduces blood glucose levels.
  • Takes care of our cardiovascular system.
  • It is an energetic food.
  • Balances the blood pH.

Suggested use

Syrup and mesquite powder can be used in cocktails, smoothies, desserts, juices, and different beverages as a natural sweetener. Other use of mesquite powder is to partially substitute other flours such as wheat.

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