Mesquite

Mesquite, another little known superfood is actually a legume and grows well in desert areas from the southwestern United States to the Andean regions of South America. Traditionally, Native peoples in the Southwest depended on mesquite. It provided food, fuel, shelter, weapons, medicine, and cosmetics. As times changed, and as refined sugar and wheat flour became staples, the role of mesquite was diminished. Mesquite meal was once made by hand-grinding the plant's seeds and pods on stones. Modern milling techniques speed up the process, grinding the entire mesquite pod at once, including the..

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