Mesquite (MESS-KEET) is a leguminous tree that makes its home in some of the driest climates on Earth. Mesquite is a traditional Native American food that has been used for centuries as a reliable source of nutrients in the harshest of climates. Mesquite boasts an impressive protein content and a solid variety of minerals, being especially high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sulfur. Mesquite's combination of calcium and magnesium make it a great food for bone health. Mesquite powder is made by grinding up the seed pods from the tree into a fine meal. Our certified organic, raw mesquite powder is dried at low temperatures and gently ground into a fine powder. It has a sweet, rich, molasses-like flavor with a hint of caramel which blends well into smoothies or other drinks, especially those made with cacao and maca.